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Nallur Temple

Nallur Kandasamy Temple is one of the popular places in Jaffna where lot of people visit here daily for to offer prayers to Lord Muruga.

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Nainatheevu is an Island with worshiping places which were built in the ancient times. It is called Nagadeepa in Sinhala.

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Sri Lanka Visitor Visas.

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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.

Take notice: As Sri Lanka Authorities are serious about the spread of Corona virus, they had instructed people to observe social distancing.
So all the passengers must wear face masks. When entering a shop or store, must wash hands with soap water. Keep at least one Meter distance from other people. Violators can be sent to detention camps or can be prosecuted under the Law. It is not necessary for the driver to wear face masks when you are using your personal car.

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 at the road junctions. Already there are many Traffic Signals functioning in the important junctions.
Meanwhile there are many streets are allowed to use one way only. So see the road signs at the street junctions and act according to them to avoid fines from Police officers.

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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 your GPS and activate your Google map and feed your current position and the destination, for easy riding. Also you can ask people on the street and the assistance from the Police personal.

Colombo to Jaffna Routes.

Express Way You can ride though Expressway from Peliyagoda up to Negombo town. Pay at the exist Toll post.
Route 1 Via Chilaw, Puttalam, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
Route 2 Through Kurunegala, Dambulla, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
Route 3 Via Chilaw, Puttlam, (Mannar Road) Silavaththurai, Poonagari to Jaffna.

Tourist Transport

In the Expressways, three wheels (Tuk Tuk) and motorbikes are not allowed to ride through it. It is against the law and the violators will be prosecuted.

Popular spots to stop and to get refreshment and some rest.
Anuradhapura, Murukandy, Kilinochchi, Elephant Pass and Pallai

To avoid traffic in Colombo, start your journey from Jaffna by around 5:00 AM.
If you are riding on good average speed you can reach Colombo by evening 2.00 PM.
Keep your vehicle's speed limit at the required rate as per the road sign boards. Traffic 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 on working days.
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 with your favorite songs.

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