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Jaffna Public Library, Jaffna

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Jaffna Public Library in Jaffna, Sri Lanka One of Jaffna's most notable landmarks, it is run by the Jaffna Municipal Council. The library was built in 1933 and burnt in 1981. During the early 1980s, it was one of the biggest libraries in Asia, containing over 97,000 books and manuscripts. In 2001, rehabilitation of the library was completed, with new structure being built and new books received, although its old books and manuscripts were not replaced.
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  • good. it is opens only for few hrs. so we missed. bad luck. for us okay. but better to open it at least for foreigners for the whole day  more »
  • Beautiful colonial style building. You can visit certain rooms. Others are reserved... Nice garden. A corner for children.
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  • Very impressive little colonial building that was devastated during the civil war and is now renovated and back in use.  more »
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  • One of the Famous library in sri lanka. sufficent usefull books are there.
  • Jaffna Public Library (Tamil: யாழ் பொது நூலகம்) in Jaffna, Sri Lanka One of Jaffna's most notable landmarks, it is run by the Jaffna Municipal Council. The library was built in 1933 and burnt in 1981. During the early 1980s, it was one of the biggest libraries in Asia, containing over 97,000 books and manuscripts. In 2001, rehabilitation of the library was completed, with new structure being built and new books received, although its old books and manuscripts were not replaced.
  • One of the biggest and finest library in Southeast Asia in 1960-70s and until it was burnt on 31 May 1981. It was a place of historic and symbolic importance to the Tamil people. In 1996, the then President Chandrika Kumaratunga commissioned a project to rebuilt the library. The library was reopened in 2003.
  • This is an asset of jaffna tamils. Acutely it was a largest library in asia. Unfortunately it burnt with 97000 books. Lots of history regarding tamil culture destroyed.
  • One of the best libraries in South Asia before the war . Must visit place in Jaffna . Has s AC auditorium , bicycle parking & good canteen as well