- a seaport in N Sri Lanka.
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There was no tradition of a tiger having been in Jaffna before.Natural History in Anecdote
In this Jaffna district, goats' milk is made into excellent cheese.
All the forests around Batticaloa and Trincomalie, and as far north as Jaffna, are thickly set with this valuable tree.
At Jaffna, on Sundays, about a thousand or twelve hundred people attend church and on feast days three thousand and upward.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
These came from the northern part of the island, on the peninsula of Jaffna, where they are raised in small quantities.
- a port in N Sri Lanka: for many centuries the capital of a Tamil kingdom. Pop: 149 000 (2005 est)
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