Thirukkovil is a Tamil people of the east coast of Sri Lanka. They were harshly affected by the 2004 tsunami, and most of the city was destroyed. The water came up to 400 meters of land, and today you can see damaged houses, and palm trees that won´t grow back. Thirukkovil is north of Pottuvil, up the road that leads to Ampara. It is a calm fishing village with a nice beach and less crowded than Arugam Bay. It's a bit hard to access but worth it. The foreigners and expatriates that you see see are mostly volunteers. Thirukkovil has a majority Muslim population, named the Moors of Sri Lanka.