Sakkotai Cape – The Northern Tip of Sri Lanka- ලංකාවේ උතුරු කොණ

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The most northern point of Sri Lanka lies on the edge of road between Kankesanturai and  Valvettithurai. There is a misconception that the Northern point of Sri Lanka is marked by the Point Pedro Lighthouse but the correct point lies 4.2 km to the west of the light house.

This point is marked by a concrete board on the edge of a correl with a Sri Lankan Flag painted on it.  This site is easily reachable by any vehicle along the road which goes along the beach. A small army camp lies on the small stretch of beach. You could stop your vehicle here and and walk up to this point over waves and corral reef right after the liberation of Jaffna in 2009.

However now the corel area between the flag point and the land has been filled and a small fishing village exists.

Getting there

From the Jaffna Town you need to take the Palali Road. Ask for Keerimalai from the local folks or any army check point. This is very popular place now that the roads gave been opened. If you like to have an peaceful bath, you need to go early morning since there will be bus loads of people coming there towards the afternoon. The route to Dambakola Patuna Viharaya also lies passing this pond.

Also See

Map of  The Northern tip of Sri Lanka at Point Pedro

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Traveling Directions to The Northern tip of Sri Lanka at Point Pedro

Jaffna can be reached through 2 directions. First one is over the Elephant Pass which is the normal route to Jaffna. The other entrance is from Pooneryn over the newly built Sangupiddi Bridge. This road connects to Mannar.

Route 01 from Colombo to Jaffna (Through Kurunegala)Route 02 from Colombo to Jaffna (Through Puttalam)
Though : Kurunegala – Dambulla – Anuradhapura – Vavuniya
Distance :400 km
Travel time : 7-8 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Vavuniya
Distance : 400 km
Travel time : 7-8 hours
Driving Directions : see on google maps

Route from Jaffna Fort to Northern tip of Sri Lanka at Point Pedro

using : Point Padro Road
Distance :31 km
Travel time : 40 mins
Driving directions : see on google map


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