Jaffna Peninsula
geographical name peninsula N extremity of Sri Lanka extending into Palk Strait

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Jaffna Peninsula — For other uses, see Jaffna (dissambiguation). The relatively small (15 x 40 miles) Jaffna Peninsula in pink with adjoining islands, as compared to rest of Sri Lanka …   Wikipedia

  • Jaffna lagoon massacre — happened on January 02 1993 when according to Human rights agencies a Sri Lankan Navy Gun boat and a number of smaller speed boats intercepted a number of boats transporting civilians between south and north shores of the Jaffna Lagoon in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Jaffna (disambiguation) — Jaffna may refer to:* Jaffna (City), the capital and largest city of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka * Jaffna District, the northernmost district of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka * Jaffna Peninsula, the geographic location of most of Jaffna… …   Wikipedia

  • Jaffna Lagoon — is located in between the Jaffna peninsula and the mainland of the Indian Ocean s Island, today s Sri Lanka.Jaffna Lagoon has the strategic importance in the on going civil war between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE …   Wikipedia

  • Jaffna kingdom — For other uses, see Jaffna (dissambiguation). Kingdom of Aryacakravarti ஆரியச்சக்கரவர்த்தி அரசு ← …   Wikipedia

  • Jaffna Nagas — The Northern part of the Indian Ocean s Island (today s Sri Lanka) throve during the Naga Kingdom from 6th century BC to the middle of the 3rd century AD. The Jaffna NagasNaga people were of Tibeto Burman origin, migrated to India in 4000 BC,… …   Wikipedia

  • Jaffna — Infobox Settlement name = Jaffna Other names = nickname = settlement type = motto = imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = city citylogo size = mapsize = map caption = mapsize1 = map caption1 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Jaffna — geographical name city N Sri Lanka on Jaffna Peninsula population 129,000 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jaffna — /jahf neuh/, n. a seaport in N Sri Lanka. 112,000. * * * ▪ Sri Lanka       port, northern Sri Lanka. It is situated on a flat, dry peninsula at the island s northern tip. The trading centre for the agricultural produce of the peninsula and nearby …   Universalium

  • Jaffna — ► Distrito del N de Sri Lanka, prov. Septentrional, en la península homónima; 2 158 km2 y 838 000 h. Cap., la c. homónima (129 000 h), centro de la resistencia tamil contra el gobierno …   Enciclopedia Universal

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