Between 5th century BC and 13th century AD present day Vavuniya District was part of Rajarata. Vavuniya District was thereafter ruled by Vanniar Chieftains who paid tribute to the pre-colonial Jaffna kingdom. The district then came under Portuguese, Dutch and British control. In 1815 the British gained control of the entire island of Ceylon. They divided the island into three ethnic based administrative structures: Low Country Sinhalese, Kandyan Sinhalese and Tamil. The district, which was then called Vanni District, was part of the Tamil administration.
Vanni District was later renamed Mullaitivu District and then Vavuniya District. Parts of Vavuniya District were under the control of rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for many years during the civil war. The entire district was recaptured by the Sri Lankan military in 2008.
The capital of the district is the city of Vavuniya. For years Vavuniya has been the terminus of the Northern Line, cementing its reputation as a transit town for the journey towards the northern Line, cementing its reputation as a transit town for the journey towards the northern part of Sri Lanka. However, the line is being reconstructed and it is hoped trains will soon be running all the way to the Jaffna. The town does not have many attractions, but there are some interesting kovils as well as the golden-domed Grand Jummah Mosque, an architectural gem.
Sri Lanka Dream Tours organize various tour activities that includes folk dance & music program, local house visits, local market visits, dinner or lunch with a local family of the area and much more like this. These activities are organized as part of your tour program and gives real experience of India to any guest visiting India with us.