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Jaffna Vaitheeswara College
Jaffna Vaitheeswara College
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Jaffna Town
Jaffna Town
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Jaffna Railway Station
Jaffna Railway Station was one of the busiest stations and the second largest station in Sri Lanka one time. It’s the main railway station in the Jaffna district for the Northern Line linking Jaffna with other regions. The railway station was opened in 1902. The architecture of the station was unique to Jaffna. The station was abandoned with the stoppage of Northern Line in 1990, and it suffered heavy damages due to the civil war. The reconstruction of the station is expected to be completed in 2013.
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Jaffna Public Library
The Jaffna Public Library, which had begun as a private collection in 1934, came to be one of the biggest and finest library in Southeast Asia in 1960-70s and until it was burnt on 31 May 1981 by hooligans. The library had around 97,000 volumes of books and rare and important Ola (palm leave) manuscripts. These included works of famous scholar Ananda Coomaraswamy and eminent intellectual Professor Issac Thambiah. The library was a place of historic and symbolic importance to the Tamil people.
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Jaffna Hindu College
Jaffna Hindu College is one of the leading schools for boys in Jaffna. It's located in Vannarpannai, in the Valikamam region, along the KKS Road and College Road. It is a Public-National Grade 1 boys’ school founded in 1886. The college has classes from grade 1 to grade 13 with over 100 teaching staff for over 2300 students. The college motto “learn thoroughly whatever you may learn, let your conduct be worthy of your learning” and its flag colour is blue and white.
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Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil
Nallur Kandasamy Kovil (or Nallur Kovil) is a cultural icon and a main tourist attraction of Jaffna. It is along the Point-Pedro road in Nallur, and around 2 km from Jaffna town; just lying outside the Jaffna city limit. The presiding deity of the Nallur kovil is Lord Muruga and Vel is the mulamoorthi. The golden arch is the characteristic feature of Nallur Kandasamy temple. The annual festival of the temple is of 25 days, during July-August, starting with the flag hoisting on the sixth day of Aadi amaavasai.
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