There are at least forty thousand people living in and immediately around Jaffna.
There was no tradition of a tiger having been in Jaffna before.
Jaffna is a great centre of American missionary work, and is also the see of a Roman Catholic bishop.
All the forests around Batticaloa and Trincomalie, and as far north as Jaffna, are thickly set with this valuable tree.
Jaffna is the seat of a government agent and district judge, and criminal sessions of the supreme court are regularly held.
At Jaffna, on Sundays, about a thousand or twelve hundred people attend church and on feast days three thousand and upward.
And one is a case at the Jaffna Hospital, Ceylon; no date; and nothing said about the dog.
These came from the northern part of the island, on the peninsula of Jaffna, where they are raised in small quantities.
The railway extension from Kurunegala due north to Jaffna and the coast was commenced in 1900.
In any instance, it does not seem so repulsive as the serpent worship still in existence near Jaffna.