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. Jaffna is approximately six miles away from Kandarodai which served as a famous emporium in the Jaffna peninsula from classical antiquity.
The average temperature in Jaffna is the highest in the Island. It is approximately 83 degrees E (28.33 C.) Dryness causes extreme temperatures during the southwest monsoon and the heat wave of India affects the area during the months of April and May.
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There are normal and semi luxury buses from Colombo to Jaffna. Take the route no 87 as they reach in about 8 Hrs. Cost is 600 - 800 Rs ( 4.5 - 6 $ )
Luxury and Super luxury buses Start from 1800Hrs to 2300Hrs and travel all night. You can sleep on your way. Cost is 1200 - 1400 Rs
You can travel only up to Omanthei as the rail line is under construction. But better to get out at Vavuniya as you can easily get a bus to Jaffna from there. Luxury trains are available now.
Some Domestic air lines are also operating to Palali air force Airport. Cost ranges from 7500 Rs.