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How long will it take to get to Jaffna

by Andare Online Now May 28, 2010 at 1:55 AM

How far and how long will it take for us to drive by car from Trincomalee to Jaffna?
And what is there to see in Trincomalee other than the beaches, and Pigeon Island?
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    Re: How long will it take to get to Jaffna

    by HansDK Online Now May 28, 2010 at 2:26 AM

    The drive will take minimum 8 hours. If you are not Sri Lankan you will need a permit from Ministry of Defence to visit Jaffna.

    Things to see in Trinco: Dutch Fort, Koneswaram Temple, Kanniya hot springs.

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  • Re: How long will it take to get to Jaffna

    by Andare Online Now May 28, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Thanks HansDK..

    Why is it that a permit is required to go to Jaffna? Is it still unsafe?

    I was hoping We could go to Jaffna from Trinco in like 5 hours :(

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    Re: How long will it take to get to Jaffna

    by HansDK Online Now May 28, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    You will have to ask the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence why you need a permit. You can contact the Military Liaison Officer on +94 11 2430 860 for more information.

    Roads in the east and north are still in a bad condition, so I would not count on an average speed of more than 30 km/h.

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  • Re: How long will it take to get to Jaffna

    by Andare Online Now May 29, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    Look slike I'll have to stop over in Vavuniya for the night on the way to Jaffna.. Is there accommodation in Vavuniya?

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