Former England cricketers Ian Botham and Michael Vaughan visited Mankulam and distributed sports gear amongst school children.
They visited schools in Akkarayankulam, Mankulam, Olumadu and Thirumurukkandi to distribute sports gear. They instructed children on Cricket and also played a short game of cricket. They also inspected the sports complex being built at the expenditure of 50 million rupees. They donated essential foodstuff amongst families in several other Grama Seva divisions. Commander of Kilinochchi Major General Nandana Udawatta and several other officers of the Army participated in the tour.