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Jaffna Destination Guide

Delve into Jaffna in Sri Lanka!

Jaffna in the region of Sri Lanka (general) with it's 169,102 residents is located in Sri Lanka - some 189 mi (or 305 km) North of Colombo, the country's capital.

Map of the area of Jaffna in Sri Lanka

Current time in Jaffna is now 12:56 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Colombo" with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Viramanikkatevanturai, Veemankamam, Velanai West, Velanai East, Valvedditturai or Bangalore. While being here, make sure to check out Vannarpannai South West, Vannarpannai South East, Vannarpannai North West, Vaddukkoddai West, Vaddukkoddai East and Jaffna as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

29°C / 85 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 28°C / 83 °F
Evening Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Chance of rainfall 2%
Air Humidity 95%
Air Pressure 1021 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 16 km/h (10 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 80% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 27th of September 2017
Light rain, strong breeze, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 29°C (85 °F)
Night: 28°C (82 °F)
Thursday, 28th of September 2017
Scattered clouds, strong breeze.
Scattered clouds Day: 30°C (86 °F)
Night: 28°C (83 °F)
Friday, 29th of September 2017
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, few clouds.
Sky is clear Day: 30°C (87 °F)
Night: 30°C (85 °F)

Videos

The Road to Jaffna - FLC 4

01:27 min ( September 06, 2012 by srilankaunitesmedia)
Views: 389 - Rating: 5/5

Sri Lankan Youth Across the Island and Around the World are Gathered in the Great City of Jaffna

Jaffna Trip Cut Scenes

02:35 min ( August 05, 2011 by isurukill)
Views: 522 - Rating: 5/5

The trip we made to Jaffna (2010) after the battle was won.These are several cut scenes from the full video.hope to upload it soon.This shows some destroyed and abandoned vehicles collected and sea st...


Highway Srilanka-Jaffna AVI

03:12 min ( November 30, 2011 by Navaratnam Manikaran)
Views: 625 - Rating: 4.2/5

Tilko Jaffna City Hotel

00:51 min ( May 30, 2011 by Kanapathipillai Rajenthirakumar)
Views: 1,621 - Rating: 3/5

Star level hotel in SriLanka, Northern Province in Jaffna


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Interesting facts about this location

Jaffna Central College

Jaffna Central College (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாணம் மத்திய கல்லூரி Yāḻppāṇam Mattiya Kallūri, JCC) is a national school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Founded in 1817 by British Methodist missionaries, it is one of Sri Lanka's oldest schools.

More reading: Jaffna Central College homepage
Located at 9.67, 80.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Academic institutions formerly affiliated with the University of Calcutta, Academic institutions formerly affiliated with the University of Madras, Boarding schools in Sri Lanka, Boys' schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1817, Jaffna Central College, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Jaffna, Wesleyan Methodist Mission, North Ceylon

Jaffna Hindu College

Jaffna Hindu College (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாணம் இந்துக் கல்லூரி Yāḻppāṇam Intuk Kallūri, JHC) is a national school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. It was founded in 1886 by a group of Hindu people who wanted an English language alternative to the Christian missionary schools. JHC is known throughout Sri Lanka as Hindu College.

More reading: Jaffna Hindu College homepage
Located at 9.67, 80.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Academic institutions formerly affiliated with the University of Calcutta, Boys' schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1886, Hindu schools, Jaffna Hindu College, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Jaffna

1974 Tamil conference incident

The 1974 Tamil conference incident occurred during the fourth World Tamil Research Conference, which was held in the city of Jaffna between January 3 and 9, 1974. Police action resulted in the loss of nine lives, the loss of civilian property and more than 50 civilians sustaining severe injuries.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.67, 80.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1974 in Sri Lanka, Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, Mass murder in 1974, Mass murder of Sri Lankan Tamils, Political repression, Politics of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Police

Nallur (Jaffna)

Nallur,, is a holy place, and a suburb of the city of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. It is located 3 km away from the colour and bustle of Jaffna Town. Originally known by its royal term "Singai Nagar", Nallur previously functioned as the capital of the ancient Jaffna kingdom for many years during the Aryacakravarti dynasty. However much of the grace and grandeur which once flourished the town no longer exists, as a result of the Portuguese conquest in 1619.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.67, 80.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Jaffna District, Populated places in Northern Province, Sri Lanka

St. John's College, Jaffna

St. John's College (Tamil: பரி. யோவான் கல்லூரி Ceṉ. Yōvāṉ Kallūri, SJC) is a private school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Founded in 1823 by British Anglican missionaries, it is one of Sri Lanka's oldest schools.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.67, 80.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Academic institutions formerly affiliated with the University of Calcutta, Anglican schools in Sri Lanka, Boys' schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1823, Private schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Jaffna, St. John's College, Jaffna

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