Welcome to Mullaittivu & Around
This is the centre of allegations of human-rights abuses by the shelling of civilians, atrocities that have yet to be investigated, despite urging from the UN and the international community.
For now, it is a region in transition, with white beaches in stark contrast to towns such as Puthukkudiyiruppu that are still filled with shell-marked buildings. Elsewhere, however, there is new development and construction. Some of the latter is in the form of memorials being built by the military. It's well worth taking the detour here via the A34 and A35 on your journey to and from Jaffna.