Jaffna
in Northern Province, Sri Lanka

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
9.668 and 80.007 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 9° 40' 6" and E 80° 0' 26"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rupee - LKR
Spoken languages:
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 12:10 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Asia/Colombo
UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:48 am and 6:25 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.955 and -90.967 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Puerto Villamil
References
This place on Wikipedia
This place on Geonames.org
Current travel safety evaluation for Sri Lanka in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 3,7 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Sri Lanka. Last Update: 2022-05-24 08:21:34

Discover Jaffna

Jaffna in Northern Province with it's 169,102 citizens is a town in Sri Lanka about 189 mi (or 305 km) north of Colombo, the country's capital city.

Current time in Jaffna is now 12:10 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Colombo with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. We know of 8 airports near Jaffna, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Sri Lanka is Kankesanturai Airport in a distance of 10 mi (or 15 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Sri Lanka is Sacred City of Anuradhapura in a distance of 96 mi (or 154 km), South. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Kurunegala, Puducherry and Kandy. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 30°C / 86 °F

Morning Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Evening Temperature 29°C / 83 °F
Night Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 71%
Air Pressure 1008 hPa
Wind Speed Strong breeze with 18 km/h (11 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 78% of sky
General Conditions Broken clouds

Thursday, 26th of May 2022

30°C (85 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Overcast clouds, strong breeze.

Friday, 27th of May 2022

30°C (86 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Light rain, strong breeze, overcast clouds.

Saturday, 28th of May 2022

30°C (85 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Overcast clouds, strong breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Tilko Jaffna City Hotel

Address
0,3 mi
70/6, KKS Road
40000 Jaffna
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Cosy Hotel and Restaurant

Address
0,7 mi
No 272 Stanley Road
40000 Jaffna
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Jaffna Heritage Villa

Address
1,4 mi
240 Temple Road, Nallur
Jaffna
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Old Park Villa

Address
1,5 mi
Old No.36 / New No. 76, Kandy Road
40000 Jaffna
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


The Thinnai Hotel

Address
1,8 mi
86, Palaly Road, Thirunelveli
40000 Jaffna
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


The Margosa Bongo Stay

Address
5,9 mi
Puttur Road
40000 Chunnakam
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Kais Guest House

Address
1,8 mi
No 69 Columbuthurai Road
94 Jaffna
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 13:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

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Published: April 08, 2015
Length: 24:04 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Jaffna Dxn

phone - 0778357241 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jaffna-Dxn/598138850239328?fref=ts.


Resettled mother explains the situation of Mu'raa-oadai village

Published: January 14, 2015
Length: 50:47 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: TamilNet

It is said there is a new President elected with the promise of change. Will that happen?,” asks a resettled mother, A. Krishnaammaa from Mu'raa-oadai village, situated 5 km south of Vaazhaich...


Cargills Square,Jaffna

Published: February 04, 2014
Length: 59:26 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: jutharshan vimalakanthan

There are Cargills Food city, KFC, Cosy restaurants, Lovers Corner and cinema theater inside the cargills Square shopping complex.


Jaffna Grade 5 Scholarship Winners Felicitated

Published: November 08, 2012
Length: 00:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: cimicjaffna

In appreciation of performance shown at the Grade 5 Scholarship examination 2012, Security Forces Jaffna (SF-J) organized a felicitation ceremony to award a group of Grade 5 students who achieved.


Esoft Trip 2013.01.19 - Dance- Allboys

Published: January 20, 2013
Length: 27:56 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: powerthazan thazan

Esoft Nelliyadi Branch student Tour to Jaffna. Video recorded in Bus and Kasurina Beach.


Thanihaichelvan and Tharsika

Published: March 28, 2015
Length: 42:18 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: sivalingarasa Thiparshan

Thanihaichelvan and Tharsika got married in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. 7D team and I had the pleasure of shooting this amazingly happy couple on their big day! BY: 7D ENTERTAINMENT JAFFNA EMAIL: ...


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Published: January 22, 2015
Length: 49:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Jaffna Dxn

phone - 0778357241 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jaffna-Dxn/598138850239328?fref=ts.


Geetharthanan Kulasegaram

Published: July 22, 2013
Length: 44:27 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: TamilNet

Mr Kulasegaram, a lawyer with Jein Solicitors, who assisted the Birnberg Peirce & Partners solicitors in preparing material for the Upper Tribunal ruling on the Sri Lanka country guidance case...


World Water Problem

Published: September 05, 2013
Length: 18:49 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Thas Das

Every drop of water in precious.


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Published: July 17, 2014
Length: 10:13 min
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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

1974 Tamil conference incident

The 1974 Tamil conference incident occurred during the fourth World Tamil Research Conference, which was held in the city of Jaffna between January 3 and 9, 1974. Police action resulted in the loss of nine lives, the loss of civilian property and more than 50 civilians sustaining severe injuries.

Located at 9.66667, 80 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Political repression, Politics of Sri Lanka, 1974 in Sri Lanka, Mass murder in 1974, Sri Lanka Police, Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, Mass murder of Sri Lankan Tamils

Jaffna Central College

Jaffna Central College (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாணம் மத்திய கல்லூரி Yāḻppāṇam Mattiya Kallūri, JCC) is a national school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Founded in 1817 by British Methodist missionaries, it is one of Sri Lanka's oldest schools.

Located at 9.66164, 80.0142 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Academic institutions formerly affiliated with the University of Calcutta, Academic institutions formerly affiliated with the University of Madras, Boarding schools in Sri Lanka, Boys' schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1817, Jaffna Central College, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Jaffna, Wesleyan Methodist Mission, North Ceylon

2006 murder of TRO workers in Sri Lanka

2006 murder of TRO workers refers to the incident of abduction of seven Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) employees who were later presumed dead.

Located at 9.666, 80 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mass murder in 2006, Political repression, Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, Human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

Battle off the coast of Jaffna

The Battle off the coast of Jaffna – a naval battle fought between the Navy of Sri Lanka and Tamil Tiger ships. According to Sri Lankan sources, it took place on Saturday 1 November 2008 in the northern territorial waters of Sri Lanka off the coast of Jaffna during the Sri Lankan Civil War. A Sri Lankan government customs officer, D.K.P. Dassangayake, reported that the battle begun as the Navy met the rebel ships and exchanged fire.

Located at 9.66667, 80 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Battles of Eelam War IV, Naval battles involving Sri Lanka

Jaffna Teaching Hospital

Jaffna Teaching Hospital is a government hospital in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. It is the leading hospital in the Northern Province and the only hospital in the province controlled by the central government in Colombo. The hospital is the only teaching hospital in the Northern Province. The hospital is the main clinical teaching facility for the University of Jaffna's Faculty of Medicine. As of 2010 it had 1,228 beds.

Located at 9.66597, 80.0146 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Central government hospitals in Sri Lanka, Hospitals in Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Jaffna, University of Jaffna, Teaching hospitals in Sri Lanka

Jaffna

Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. It is the administrative headquarters of the Jaffna district located on a peninsula of the same name. With a population of 88,138, Jaffna is Sri Lanka's 12th largest city. Jaffna is approximately six miles away from Kandarodai which served as a famous emporium in the Jaffna peninsula from classical antiquity. Jaffna's suburb, Nallur served as the capital of the four centuries-long medieval Jaffna kingdom.

Located at 9.66667, 80 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Jaffna District, Provincial capitals in Sri Lanka, Populated places in Sri Lanka, Jaffna, Populated places established in 1621

Vannarpannai South East

Vannarpannai South East is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Northern Province.

Located at 9.66667, 80.0167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Northern Province, Sri Lanka

Osmania College

Osmania College is a provincial school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. It was once a prominent educational institution for the city's Muslim community.

Located at 9.67822, 80.0058 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Provincial schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Jaffna

Vembadi Girls' High School

Vembadi Girls’ High School (Tamil: வேம்படி பெண்கள் உயர்தரப் பாடசாலை Vēmpaṭi Peṇkaḷ Uyartarap Pāṭacālai) is a national school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Founded in 1834 by British Methodist missionaries, it is one of Sri Lanka's oldest schools.

Located at 9.66289, 80.0152 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Boarding schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1834, Girls' schools in Sri Lanka, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Jaffna, Wesleyan Methodist Mission, North Ceylon

Jaffna Fort

Jaffna Fort is a fort built by the Portuguese at Jaffna, Sri Lanka in 1618 under Philip De Olivera following the Portuguese invasion of Jaffna. It was captured by the Dutch under Raiclop Van Goins in 1658 who expanded it. In 1795, it was taken over by the British, and remained under the control of a British garrison till 1948.

Located at 9.66212, 80.0083 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Forts in Sri Lanka, Buildings and structures in Jaffna, Portuguese forts, Buildings and structures completed in 1618

Vaitheeswara Vidyalayam

Vaitheeswara Vidyalayam (Tamil: வைத்தீஸ்வர வித்தியாலயம் Vaittīsvara Vittiyālayam, also known as Vaidyeshwara College) is a provincial school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Located at 9.67297, 80.0095 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Provincial schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Jaffna

Vannarpannai Navalar Maha Vidyalayam

Vannarpannai Navalar Maha Vidyalayam (Tamil: வண்ணார்பண்ணை நாவலர் மகா வித்தியாலயம் Vaṇṇārpaṇṇai Nāvalar Makā Vittiyālayam, also known as Vannai Navalar Secondary School) is a provincial school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Located at 9.67431, 80.0113 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Provincial schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Jaffna

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Jaffna.

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Jaffna.


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Jaffna Town, Jaffna, جافنا, Горад Джафна, जाफना, JAF, ジャフナ, ჯაფნა, 자프나, Džafna, ജാഫ്ന, ਜਾਫਨਾ, Dżafna, Джафна, යාපනය, யாழ்ப்பாணம், జాఫ్నా, Džafn, 賈夫納