The Catholic Belt which extends from Jaffna to Negombo consists of Mannar. The Madhu church was constructed by the Portuguese. It was built on the exact spot where a Kali temple was but it was destroyed by the Portuguese.
1. It is considered to be one of the most ancient churches in Asia.
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This church is on the way from Vavuniya to Mannar, a few kms to the right from the almost halfway point between the two towns.