Yesterday we boasted to provide the most comprehensive descriptions of Sri Lanka's national parks on our website. There is another series of destinations that is worth mentioning as being described in our articles that is extraordinarily packed with information, namely Jaffna and surroundings. There are more places of interest in the northernmost district of Sri Lanka than already mentioned on our website. However, the most important attractions are already included in our list and travel information on them is unrivalled. Find a list here...
St Anthony’s Church is a ruin of a Dutch colonial building. It’s the rare example of a church built of coral stone. Parts of the remnants are covered by sand. This area belongs to the longest sand dune of Sri Lanka. The name of the location, Manalkadu, translates to sand-bush.
The name „Point Pedro“ refers to both a city on the Jaffna Peninsula and the northermost point of Sri Lanka. The Tamil name of the city is Paruttittuṟai, which translates to „Cotton Harbour“. The Sinhalese name of the town is „Peduru Tuduva“. The extreme point (9°50′8″N 80°12′44″E) is located 432 km north of Dondra Head, which is the southernmost Point of the island.
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka