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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.
Yal Devi is the popular main train that is running between Colombo and Jaffna railway lines. This Colombo - Jaffna Train route is the most profitable money maker for the Sri Lanka Railways. Lot of passengers used to travel in these lines daily. The Yarl Devi locomotive used to pass nearly 35 railway stations on its normal route. Daily one Yal Devi Train service with the number 4077 starts it journey from Colombo to Jaffna. While one Yal Devi Train service with the number 4078 starts it journey from Jaffna towards Colombo. People remember that this train was named as "Yal Devi" in the year 1950. According to the official records, the Yal Devi train made its maiden journey on April 23, 1956. Like Indian Actress Sri Devi, Devi is a common Tamil girls name and the train serving Yarlpanam Town (Jaffna) made its name as Yal Devi or Yarl Devi. Due to the separatist war the Yaldevi train service was not running its full route from 1990 till 2014. During this period train tracks were damaged due to the war in the Northern Province. Later the Indian Government provided Funds to re-construct the structures and lines in the Northern Province to make the Yarldevi to make its full regular journey.
Yal Devi train consists of one Diesel Locomotive Engine, Guard box, Buffet compartment and passenger compartments. Its passengers are provided with electric lights, fans, toilets as western and Asian style. When Yaal Devi is starting from each railway stations, announcements will be made about the departure of the train. Then the Station Master will blow a whistle, the Guard will display a green flag or green light from his compartment and the driver will blow the Engine's large horn and the train will slowly will move out of the station and then it will take its full speed.
Don't sit next to an opened window with Gold jewellery or expensive Smartphone as there are snatchers waiting when the trian pulls out of the station platform.
Colombo to Jaffna Yarl Devi First Class Ticket Price: Rs 1,400/-
Jaffna to Colombo Second Class Ticket Price: Rs 850/-
Jaffna to Colombo, Third Class Ticket Price: Rs 350/- Rs 600/- (Reserved)
Colombo Departure Time: Yal Devi 06:25 AM Arrival in Jaffna: 02:45 PM. - Train Number: 4077
Jaffna Departure Time: Yal Devi 09:35 Am Arrival in Colombo: 06:35 PM. - Train Number: 4078