Ruins of the Dutch Church at Kayts St. Anthony’s Church in Jaffna(කයිට්ස් ශාන්ත ඇන්තෝනි පුරාණ ඕලන්ද පල්ලිය)

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St Anthony’s Church in the island of Kayts in Jaffna and lies 500 meters off the Kayts Ferry. The island can be reached over land on the Jaffna – Kayts road through Mandaitivu island or through a ferry from Karainagar.

The ruins of the ancient Dutch Church lie adjoining the new St Anthony’s Church. Although the roof had caved in, the huge walls of the church stood tall by the beach on the sandy land. This building has been protected as an archaeological monument on 23 February 2007. 

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Traveling directions to the Ruins of the Dutch Church at Kayts St. Anthony’s Church

Jaffna can be reached through 2 directions. The 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)
Through : 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

Travel directions from Jaffna town to the Ruins of the Dutch Church at Kayts St. Anthony’s Church

Distance : 21 km
Travel time : 30 min
Time to spend : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on Google map

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