Hotel Jaffna

Mount Lavinia Beach.

Tamil, Sinhala New Year celebrations in Jaffna is celebrated by the local people in High Holiday spirit. People used to spend lavishly on their new clothes during this New Year festival season. Religious events used to take place in Hindu and Buddhist temples on these days and lot of people used to attend these events. In the evenings there used to be sports events where visitors too can participate. In the night times there used to be large scale music shows too will be organized by TV, Radio Stations and sports clubs.

Tamil, Sinhala New Year festivals used to be held by 13th and 14th of April. Tamil New year won't be started as of English New Year at 00:00 hours; instead its birth time will be celebrated according to the Tamil astrology time only. Lot of Celebrations will go ahead in and around Sri Lanka Army Camps that are located in the Jaffna Districts.

During these New Year days most of the business and offices will be closed as it is official Government holiday. As a visiting tourist make sure that you will have enough water and food supply during the New Year festival time from your room providing hotel management.

Mount Lavinia Hotel

The Mount Lavinia Hotel offers nearly 210 rooms inclusive of suites. It can offer you a unique experience in comfort and sophistication with its orient style. Check the highly decorated rooms and suites of the Governor's Wing that was constructed in the 1930's as an addition to the original colonial building dating back to the 1800's. Solid wood and the calming embrace of natural shades, the Governor's Wing provides a regal and secluded haven of splendid quietude for the foreign traveler.

Mount Lavinia Hotel is overlooking the shimmering turquoise waters of the vast Indian Ocean, embroidered with white ribbons of waves stretching far into the distance. Breathtaking views of the sweeping bay of golden sands and tall exotic palms of Mount Lavinia's celebrated paradise beach. The Governor's Wing provides hushed and mellowed luxury for the foreign tourists.

You can reach the beach easily by public transport like bus and trains. You have to walk small distance from the main road to reach the widely stretched beach. Local people call this place as Galkissa (Mount Lavinia)

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