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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.
Nainatheevu is an Island with worshiping places which were built in the ancient times. It is called Nagadeepa in Sinhala.
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Note: Due to ongoing economical problem in Sri Lanka, there is a shortage of products in Jaffna. For example Cooking Gas, Milk Powder, Fuel and some essential food supplies are included in this list. So make your visit carefully to this area during this time. When travelling in a vehicle make sure there is fuel for the journey in the vehicle.
Jaffna Food Dishes and Food Stuff in Colombo.
Jaffna food dishes, vegetables and food stuff are used to be available in the Wellawatte area in Colombo. Specially around the Wellawatte market area. Hot food and curries are available from Jaffna Restaurants. You can visit Vegetarian and Non-Veg Restaurants in this areas. Around the Galle Road there are many Stores used to sale Jaffna Vegetables, Gingerly Oil, Jaffna style Chili powder, Kurakan flour, Sukku Coffee and many more special things from Jaffna District. Also here is one Government run shop named "Katpagam" which is popular for the Palmyra products including sugar, pani, pannattu and many more items.
To control the COVID-19 Virus infection, Hotels, Restaurants and Eating Houses are following the Governments Instructions. When visiting here people must use Face masks and need to maintain one meter distance from other people. Before to enter any of these places must wash your hands with the available facilities and then must use provided sanitizer in the premise. Currently Jaffna is under control over the COVID-19 infection. Meanwhile the violators may be fined according to the Sri Lanka law, if they don't follow the COVID-19 protection advice.
Sweet dishes come in the form of Jaffna delights and main dishes in the breakfast too normally based on the coconut milk. Also the Palmyra tree products and seafood are included in the preparation of the Jaffna dishes. If you are a foreigner and never tasted the Jaffna food dishes, be warned not to eat them without proper guidance from a reliable person. Even if you happened to eat a "Ulundu Vadai" with your tea, you can expect to bite in to small particles of green chilies or red chilies in it. Biting them will make your mouth to feel burning sensation, your eyes will start shed tears automatically and your face will become reddish. In this case wash your mouth with water 3 - 5 times and put some Sugar in your mouth or eat some chocolates. Also drinking milk too will give you temporary relief from the hot chilies sensation.
As a foreigner who can't eat hot chili dishes, but want to try some of the Jaffna dishes? Then request your guest or Jaffna hotel manger to give you some dishes that are prepared without chilies that are red, green or powered ones. You can ask for the following sweet dishes that are made according to Jaffna tradition and these are good for breakfast or dinner. Some are too sweet while some are not much sweetened. You can visit Malayan Cafe or Vishnu Bawan in Jaffna for local vegetarian foods.
Popular Jaffna Dishes.
Pittu, Iddiyappam, thosai, and Iddly are served like bread and must have something to eat along with them like sambal, sambar, sothi and sauces.
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