Northernmost Point Of Sri Lanka

Bandi's Blog

In February I joined a group of Sri Lankans travelling to the northernmost point of Sri Lanka. This has only been possible since the end of the bitter civil war between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government in 2009.

From Jaffna, where we were staying, the big blue coach snaked its way north along Kankasanthurai Road to the edge of the narrow Palk Strait across which is Indian Tamil Nadu. Compared to the lush parts of the Jaffna Peninsula with vineyards and apple orchards, the parched land further north was covered in thorny shrubs and studded with palmyra trees.



DSC_0993 Prabahkaran’s old school

We drove east on the coastal road to Valvettithurai with its placid blue sea and rough coral beach where brightly painted boats were lined. It used to be the smuggling capital of Sri Lanka. The fancy sarees that were brought across from India dressed thousands…

View original post 296 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.