Distance from Trinco – 54 km (1 hour 10 minutes)
Pulmoddai is a town situated on the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka, close to Trincomalee. Pulmoddai lies between Trincomalee and Mullaitivu. It is famous for mineral sands that are mined at its beach. The Pulmoddai deposit is about 6 kilometers in length and about 100 meters in width. It is estimated to contain 6 million tonnes of heavy sand with an average composition of 70-72 percent Ilmenite, 8-10 percent zircon, 8 percent Rutile and 0.3 percent Monazite. The deposit is believed to be among the top 10 deposits of the world.
Getting to Pulmoddai Mineral Sand Deposits
From Trinco take the Pulmoddai Road and go past Nilaveli, Kumpurupiddi, Kuchchaveli and Thiriyai up until you reach Pulmoddai. Go down this route to find the Pulmoddai Mineral Sand Deposits.