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Kinniya is a second city located in Trincomalee District of the Eastern province of Sri Lanka. It is located about 20 km from the town of Trincomalee and 240 km from the national capital Colombo.

With over 85,000 inhabitants, 97% of Kinniya residents are ethnic Muslims with the remaining being Tamils. It has more educationists and professionals from various fields.

It has marked as a first city surpassed with over 70,000 muslim inhabitants in srilanka and also have three parliamentarian within kinniya. And another asset of kinniya is, amount of lawyers count are far more than other cities of srilanka.

Located in Sri Lanka's dry zone, the Kinniya region often experiences hot and dry weather with very little precipitation. Sri Lanka's longest bridge is situated in this town, which is a tourist attraction in the area.

Being located on the Trincomalee Harbor, Kinniya was badly devastated by the massive Tsunami that resulted from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.