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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 Train.

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Nearly all the long distance trains are in operation that were stopped due to COVID-19. If you want to travel by train keep the Railway Station's phone to check about the service status of the train that you intended to travel. Some trains are cancelled in the working days due to less seat bookings. Make sure you follow the health instructions to prevent COVID-19 virus spreading while you are travelling in trains.

Colombo to Jaffna train ticket prices may vary according to the class you wish to travel.
There are two kinds of seating facilities available for them.
1. Reserved seats. These tickets can be purchased up to 30 days prior to your journey.
2. Unreserved seats. Tickets will be available before the train's arrival.
3. At some stations when reserving train ticket, they may ask the gender of the passenger and the NIC number of the passenger.

4 New Train Services added between Colombo ans Jaffna in August 2019.

4081 From Colombo Fort 08:50 AM will Reach Jaffna by 06:30 PM
4087 From Colombo Fort 07:15 PM will reach Jaffna by 04:20AM (Next Day)

4082 From Jaffna 06:25AM will Reach Colombo by 04:00 PM
4088 From Jaffna 06:40PM will Reach Colombo by 04:00 AM (Next Day)

New Train Ticket Prices 2019.

New train tickets prices are being charged from October 2018 onwards.
This is marked by 15% increase from the previous ticket prices.
So before you purchase or reserve a train ticket, check for the new train ticket price.

Here is the Ticket price for the trains that are running between Colombo and Jaffna.

Tickets can be reserved up to 30 days prior to your travel plan. Meanwhile tickets can be purchased at the time of your travel for unreserved classes. Train tickets can be reserved using your Dialog, Mobitel, Hutch and SLT phone services. Then you must visit the nearest ticket reservation centre to collect the tickets by paying the required ticket price and the applicable service charges.


Saturday Special from Matara to Jaffna via Colombo.

Name of the TrainDepartureArrival
A/C Intercity Express 05:35 AM 12:15 PM
Yarl Devi 06:15 AM 15:20 PM
Train No: 4081 08:50 AM 06:30 PM
Utharadevi (Express) 11:50 AM 06:15 PM
Sri Devi 15:55 PM 22:22 PM
Train No: 4087 07:15 PM 04:30 PM
Mail Train 09:00 PM 05:10 AM
Matara Special (Satday) 09:40 AM05:07 PM


Sunday Special from Jaffna to Matara via Colombo.

Name of the TrainDepartureArrival 
Utharadeve (Express)06:10 AM01:05 PM 
Train No 4082 06:25AM 04:05 PM  
Yarl Devi09:35 AM06:35 PM 
A/C Intercity Express01:45 PM08:00 PM 
Train No 4088 18:40 PM 04:30 AM
Night Mail Train07:00 PM04:17 AM 
Matara Special (Sunday)08:20 AM04:25 PM 

Colombo to Jaffna Train Ticket Prices

Yarl Devi

  • First Class - Reserved: Rs 1,400/-
  • Second Class: Rs 800/-
  • Third Class: Rs 350/-
  • Third Class- Reserved: Rs 600/-

Mail Train (Night time only)

  • First Class Sleeparate: Rs 1400/-
  • Second Class: Rs 800/-
  • Third Class: Rs 350/-
  • Third Class- Reserved: Rs 600/-

Uttara Devi Express Train

  • First Class - Reserved: Rs 1,700/-
  • Second Class - Reserved: Rs 900/-

Colombo - Jaffna Express A/C Train.

First Class Only, No Other Classes
  • First Class - Reserved: Rs 1,700/-
    • Polgahawela: Rs 1,000/-
    • Kurunegala: Rs 1,000/-
    • Anuradhapura: Rs 1,200/-
    • Vavuniya: Rs 1,500/-
    • Kilinochchi: Rs 1,600/-

    * Updated: 2021


Sri Lanka Train Ticket Booking. New Procedure.

At the counter there is a form, which should be filled by the passenger to book the train seat. Provide the passenger's NIC or Passport number
Provide your Name, Phone number, Date and travel date. Hand over the form and reserve your seats, if they are available.
If there are any errors in the reserved tickets, it can be corrected within 15 minutes after obtaining the ticket.
If you find it later, then you must go for a cancellation and to reserve a new ticket.
Some station's seat reservation counter used to open at 8:00am and will close at 16:00pm.
There are night mail trains running between Colombo and Jaffna, Batticaloa, Matale and Hatton.

Sri Lanka Train Ticket Cancellation.

Reserved tickets can be cancelled 24 hours prior to the departure of the train. 25% fee will be charged for the cancellation.
When cancelling Rs 600/- ticket you will get Rs 450/- as refund at the counter.

Sample Colombo to Jaffna Reserved Train Ticket.

How to find your compartment and seat number in the electronic Ticket printout? See here.

Colombo to Jaffna Train Ticket

Colombo to Jaffna Train

Why People Prefer Train Journey in Sri Lanka?

There are cheaper than bus services. (Second and Third classes)
Reserved compartments used to have a Ticket Checker/Conductor. He won't allow anyone to travel in that carriage without a seat numbered ticket. So people feel safe.
Most of the Railway Stations are located next to town centers. So it is easy for the people to continue their journey with any of the route bus.
Sri Lanka Government servants and Pensioners have free railway warrants to travel with the trains.
There are 67 long distance train services and 16 Numbers of Intercity train Services are being provided by the Sri Lanka Railway Department.

Source: Sri Lanka Railways

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