capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka


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Jaffna Public Library

Sri Lanka
This magnificent library built in 1933 once housed the largest collection in Asia with over 97,000 individual books. It was however burnt in 1981 by an ethnic mob. As a precursor to the Sri Lankan Civil War, the burning of Jaffna Library remains a controversial and traumatic issue among many in Jaffna. Restored and reopened, it now houses a much smaller collection.