Vidattaltivu or Vidaththal Theevu ( Vidaththal theevu, Vidaththal theevu) is a coastal town in the Mannar District of northern Sri Lanka.it was the base to control mannar coastal by sea tigers of LTTE. Vidattaltivu is the biggest town situated on Sri Lanka's Northern coast ( Jaffna lies on north coast) and was the major base of the Sea Tigers until recently. On July 16 of 2008, the Sri Lankan military claimed to have captured this coastal town for the first time since the IPKF left Sri Lanka in 1990.
Vidatha Theevu St James Church is one of the biggest church in Mannar Diocese . It has a history of more than 400 years.Now also there are some ancient materials inside the church boundary which were protected and maintained by the very people who live in the suburb.Now the Church is being reconstructed by the village people.
And there is another church called St Mary Church was founded on 1918. Now there are two churches worshiped by the people.