Thirunelveli, Sri Lanka

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Thirunelveli (said as Thiru-nel-veyli) is a town in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. The name in Tamil means "God's-paddy-field" or farm land. It is around 5 km from Jaffna.

This is where an attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam that killed 13 soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army in July 1983 took place. This started the Sri Lankan Civil War.