Kilinochchi (Tamil: கிளிநொச்சி, IAST Kilinocci, Sinhala: කිලිනොච්චි) is the main town of Kilinochchi District, Northern Provinceof Sri Lanka. Kilinochchi is situated at the A9 road some 100 km south-east of Jaffna. It was the administrative center and de facto capital of the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) until 2 January 2009. The people of Killinochchi have been through multiple displacement and forced conscription. Although most of the displaced have been resettled, it is still heavily militarised.