"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.
- Pros:very few foreign tourists
- Cons:lack of infrastructure and stability
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Written Jan 8, 2004
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