Travel Guide to Mullaithivu

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Mullaithivu Overview

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About Mullaithivu

Mullaitivu is a small town that had been inaccessible to the rest of the county until the civil war ended in 2009. It's beauty and secrets were a mystery to those visiting the North. It's currently mostly known for the role it played during the last stages of the war and is filled with poignant memories and artefacts that depict the destruction of war. 

Other than this Mullaitivu is also known as a fishing settlement and was the centre of transporting goods between Colombo and Jaffna during the early 20th century.

If you do visit the north then a visit to Mullaitivu is well worth the time, as it gives you an insight into a time where smiles and happiness was rarely seen.


Getting into Mullaithivu

The ideal way to get to Mullaithivu is by a private hire. However there are buses that take you to there. There are no direct trains to Mullaithivu, but you can get off at Killinochi which is the closest station. 

If you are going to Monaragala directly from the airport then it's easier to hire a taxi from the airport itself. Check for more information on rates.


Getting around Mullaithivu

Most Sri Lankans travel around cities and towns by tuk tuk aka three wheelers. Note that it's a rule of thumb to fix the price before getting into a tuk tuk to avoid paying more than required unless of course the tuk has a meter. It will also help if you can ask locals how much it’s to get to your destination just to be sure you are paying the right amount. Having said that you can also travel by bus which is the most affordable way and you can ask locals to help you. The bus conductors will also be able to help you in any way that they can. Make sure you have small change in the form of coins and notes when going by bus instead of large notes. For example Rs.50, 20, 10 and a few coins.


Where to go and things to do in Mullaithivu

Mullaithivu is an upcoming town hence there is much to be seen and discovered in the future. Currently the town is home to mostly war artefacts and crucial places that played a role in the civil war. Scroll above and click on our 'What to see' section to discover and explore more of Mullaithivu.