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Colombo To Jaffna By Road.

Colombo to Jaffna by road will take around 7 hours of driving in a good vehicle, if the weather condition is good. You will have to pass through Towns, villages, paddy fields and forests on your way. On the Jaffna route you can find lot of petrol stations, Fast food joints, local food shops, Restaurants and Coffee shop. Most of them have WC and ample car parking space. Even at grocery stores you can buy mineral water, soft drinks along with packed food items at important Junctions on the Jaffna Colombo road. Check for the marked price and expiry dates on the products.

Colombo to Jaffna Distance: 394 Km.
Roads: Expressway and Asphalt Roads.
Road Signs: Well placed and Visible. Pedestrian crossing is marked in white color.
Jaffna town is now being fitted with Traffic signal lights. Already there many Signals functioning ones in the important junctions.

Take Care.

During the rainy season, flash floods may pass over the roads. Some time they may remove parts of the road. So be careful when you want to drive through the flooded roads.
Look out for wild elephants that may wander on the roads, quick crossing deer, wild boars and cattle on some roads that are close to forests.
Avoid drinking water from wells in Mankulam and Vavuniya areas as some people may get Urinary problems due the high content of the black stones that are in the ground, where the water wells are located. For better health drink, bottled mineral water and King Coconut water.
Don't drive on the hot road for long hours as any previously repaired tube punctures may start to leak air and your travel may be interrupted.
Look out for the speed limit displays and follow it, as there are many police officers are there to catch the speeding drivers.
On the bends take much care as some stupid heavy truck drivers used to park their heavy vehicles carelessly. Also at the bends (curves) don't cross over the single white line as there may be police officers waiting to book you for the offense.

For trouble free driving Re-fill your data plan account in your Smartphone or tablet. Switch on and activate your Google map and feed your current position and the destination, for easy riding.

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Colombo to Jaffna Routes.

Express Way: You can ride though Expressway from Peliyagoda up to Negombo town. Pay at the exist Toll post.
Route No 1: Via Chilaw, Puttalam, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
Route No 2: Via Kurunegala, Dambulla, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
Route No 3: Via Chilaw, Puttlam, (Mannar Road) Silavaththurai, Poonagari to Jaffna.
In the Expressways, three wheels (Tuk Tuk) and motorbikes are not allowed to use them.

Tourist Transport

Popular spots on the way for stop and to get some rest.

Anuradhapura, Murukandy, Kilinochchi, Elephant Pass and Pallai

To avoid Colombo traffic, start your journey around 5:00AM.
If you are riding on good average speed you can reach Jaffna by evening 2.00 PM.
Keep your vehicle's speed limit at the required rate as per the road sign boards. Police personal used to catch violators on this route.

Tourist Transport

At day time, use the outer roads of Jaffna Town as the Town used to experience heavy traffic on its narrow roads.
Get your favorite FM Radio's Island wide broadcasting frequency meter number, as the radio stations will stop functioning when you come out of Colombo limit. And in some place there may be no radio signals won't be available, so keep your CD and USB storage ready.

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