"Jaffna - destroyed glory" Jaffna by tommix

Jaffna Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 34 photos

Jaffna was considered as a cultural and scientific capital of Sri Lanka. But it was more than 20 years ago, before the civil war between Tamil Tigers and governemental army began. Now the peace seems be back. But the city will need a lot of time and money to regain its glory...

Jaffna's original name in Tamil is Yarl or Yalpanam and some of the roadsigns around city still shows those names.

you can see more pictures of the city in my travelogue.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:very few foreign tourists
  • Cons:lack of infrastructure and stability
  • Last visit to Jaffna: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2007 at 1:24 AM

    hi tomek, happy belated birthday to you!!! wish you all the best and success in 2007 :)

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2006 at 3:55 AM

    Enlightening page. Thanks.

  • Jun 12, 2005 at 10:06 AM

    Amazing Tomasz! You made it to war-torn Jaffna! The images of Jaffna in SE Asia will always be associated with the (continuing) civil war. It's great you managed to have a look at the place & survive to tell the tales!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2004 at 2:10 PM

    Thanks for the tips! It looks really very interesting!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2004 at 4:14 PM

    Interesting page, hopefully Sri Lanka can see a rebirth postwar as the balkans have.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2004 at 1:10 PM

    Nice look at what awaits in the Far North. The Islands indded look like they are worth the journey by themselves!

  • radz's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2004 at 5:00 AM

    Nice page,the army thing only maks ppl wary of visiting there.Hope oneday i make it.

  • curtis-star's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2004 at 1:37 PM

    Thanx for your insightful pages on Jaffna - it really is a remarkable place! Did you get a chance to go to manalkadu (the minature desert)?

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2004 at 8:42 AM

    Very interesting page, and very touching at the same time.

  • sylvie-uk's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2004 at 8:21 AM

    page tres interessante!


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