It is unfortunate that Jaffna's recent chequered history overshadows its much more glorious ancient history. However there is no ignoring the effect the civil conflict has had on Jaffna and its surrounding areas. It is evident throughout the town and the peninsula. While the conflict has had a devastating impact, and the fact that Jaffna was cut off from the rest of the island for 20 years has helped preserve some of its distinct cultural traditions.

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