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Jaffna

Jaffna is the main city of the Jaffna district.  Jaffna situated near to the sub-continent of India and it separated by Palk strait and the Bay of Bengal. this city was face to 30 years of war. Now this city developed as a new way. Today many tourists are visiting to the Jaffna for feel that culture and to get new experiences.

Reaching Jaffna

You can reach to Jaffna from Colombo via A9 road. It will take 7-8 hours and it has 404km from Colombo to Jaffna. 

Also, you can visit to Jaffna by train or Plane.

History of Jaffna

Nagadipa or Naka-diva was supposedly the ancient name given to the Jaffna peninsula. Nagadipa is first mentioned in the Pali chronicles of Sri Lanka in connection with the story of the Buddha’s second visit to the island in the 6th century B.C. Mahavamsa (ch.1.vv 44-70) narrates that the Buddha during this visit made peace between two Naga kings of Nagadipa who were about to wage war over a gem-set throne.

According to records reviewed by the Portuguese, Prince Sapumal of Kotte re-populated the barren ‘Yapanaya’ (The Sinhalese Term for Jaffna) with the Sinhalese of Kotte Kingdom. During the Dutch era Jaffna was populated by the south Indians brought into the peninsula for the cultivation of Tobacco. Today the Jaffna peninsula is inhabited mainly by the Tamils.
 

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