Real Community

Jaffna

A vast range of attractions are scattered all over the Jaffna peninsula with its vibrant Tamil culture and a mix of colonial charm, surrounding islands, beaches, lagoons, crop fields, Hindu and Buddhist temples. Jaffna is the heart of Sri Lanka’s Tamil culture. The town has its own unique and complex identity while paying homage to the cultures of the Muslim, Portuguese, Dutch, British and Sinhalese. Colourful temples, sets of churches, streets dotted with ancient Dutch and British residences, and the busy streets with cyclists give an authentic Sri Lankan vibe. A string of islands is located west of the Jaffna peninsula are connected by causeways. Punkudutivu is the starting point for ferries to Nainativu which is home to two important religious destinations, and the remote island of Delft. The rural surroundings of Jaffna include fertile agro fields, gardens and smallholdings which grow a wide variety of crops including chillies, onions, bananas, jackfruit, potatoes, rice and grapes.

Mullaitivu

A vast range of attractions are scattered all over the Mullaitivu district with ecological values (i.e., forest, lagoons, and beaches), traditional industries, vibrant Tamil culture with Hindu temples and surrounding crop fields. The town centers have its own unique and complex identity which including Muslim, Colonial and Hindu culture as well as colourful temples and churches. The rural surroundings of the Mullaitivu District also include fertile agro fields, gardens and smallholdings which grow a wide variety of crops including chillies, mango, bananas, jackfruit, vegetables, rice and cashew.

Kilinochchi

The majority of the Northern tourists are backpack tourists. Backpackers love to travel as much as possible by experiencing local activities such as traditional and cultural movements, the agriculture-based experiences of the villages and living among them to experience day to day life of the local community. After attracting tourists, agriculture-based communities can take the opportunity to establish their own market at the village. Their raw products and value-added product are sold at affordable prices. In addition to that, the local community protects their culture and values whilst promoting those activities to attract travellers. The village and surrounding areas have a higher concentration of agricultural activities. Paddy, vegetables, red onion, green gram, black gram, cowpea, groundnuts are the main crops grown. Banana, papaw, mango, orange, lemon, jack fruit, pineapple, pomegranate, guava, and passionfruit are the main fruit varieties in Kilinochchi.

Mannar

A variety of attractions are scattered all over Mannar, with diverse cultures, surrounding beaches, lagoons, crop fields, and temples of Buddhist and Hindu origins. Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims live together while celebrating a variety of festivals of different cultural value. It enhances the city uniqueness.

Vavuniya

A variety of attractions scattered all over Vavuniya with the diversity of culture due to consisting of multiethnic groups, surrounding lakes, crop fields, Hindu and Buddhist temples. Vavuniya is a city where Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims live together in harmony. The town has its own uniqueness and identity due to the unity of the different ethnicities. Churches, Hindu and Buddhist temples, as well as the Buddhist temple’s Pirith chanting, the chirping of Christian chorus add to the vibrancy of the Vavuniya city.