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Nallur Kandasamy Temple is one of the popular places in Jaffna where lot of people visit here daily for to offer prayers to Lord Muruga.
Nainatheevu is an Island with worshiping places which were built in the ancient times. It is called Nagadeepa in Sinhala.
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Colombo to Jaffna bus services used to start from Wellawatte, Kotahena and Pettah. During the Nallur Temple Annual Festival, there used to be a rush to get tickets for the busses. Reserve your bus ticket at least one day before your travel. Or you can wait at the bus terminal and check for any vacant seat. After getting your seat pay for it.
Two types of bus services are operating between Colombo and Jaffna town. One is operated by SLTB (CTB) and the other is private buses including Luxury coaches. SLTB buses used to start from Colombo Central bus stand. One of SLTB's Jaffna bus service is starting from Ratmalana bus Depot and ends at Point Pedro. Likewise it returns too on this route.
Most of them are Indian and Chinese made buses and are in good running condition. Indian buses don't have much seat booking facility. You have to be there when the bus is going to start its journey. Most of them used to start from Colombo Central bus stand which is located next to the Colombo Fort Railway Station.
In Colombo, Jaffna bus seats can be reserved along the Galle road in Wellawatte on both side of the Road.
Most of the busses leave Colombo by 8.00 to 8.30 PM. Some super speed buses used to start by 10:30PM from Wellawatte.
In Jaffna bus seats can be booked in the Hospital Road. Most of the busses leave Jaffna by 8.00 PM from the Jaffna Fort area in front of the Jaffna post office.
A/C Bus Ticket Price: Rs 1,300/-
Semi Luxury Bus Ticket: Rs 750/
Popular Colombo - Jaffna Luxury A/C Bus service providers' Bus names.
Annai Muththumari, Q Line, Venkadeshwara, SPS, PPT, Prince, St. Nicholas, Eswaran, D.S.Gunasekara, NCG, Thinakaran
Popular Jaffna Semi-Luxury Bus service providers. (Non A/C)Thass Express, Luxmi, NCG, City.
Anuram travels, North West, Thana, Vimal Express, Elmo travels
Colombo to Batticalo bus service providers.
Casmin (semi), Surena (semi), Raja (semi). A/C buses Zeena, Superline, Surena and Raja.
Colombo to Trincomalee bus service providers.
Avro and Superline (Both A/C busses)
Luxury bus services and Semi-luxury services used to start in the night time from Wellawatte (Colombo-6) and they will stop at Kotahena (Colombo - 13) . The journey will take 10 - 12 hours of traveling through the towns, villages, farms and forests to reach Jaffna which is 396 Km from the Colombo city. Normally the bus fare ranges from Rs 750/- to 1,300/- per person. These buses have the capacity to carry 41 to 56 passengers depending on the brand of the bus.
Luxury bus services used to have ample luggage space. Reclining Seats, Air Condition, On board Movie shows (2 - 3) TV's fitted overhead), Tamil music. After 10 pm inside lights will be switched off for the passengers to sleep well. if the bus is provided with A/C, you can't open the windows as the windows are pre-fixed.