Vezhalam Padutha Veerangani – Mulliyawalai, Mullaithivu
This is the most popular form of Koothu existing in the Vanni. The story depicts the tragic story of a heroic lady who bravely faced and tamed a ferocious elephant thought uncontrollable by all. Due to this exemplary act, jealous parties in the village put her to death. Her husband, heartbroken, and unable to move on, sacrifices his own life in order to spend eternity with his wife. This story which has been passed down for generations has been committed to paper by Rathnasinghem of Mullavelli who has then transformed this to the Koothu form.