Point Pedro is the northernmost town of the island of Sri Lanka. The town has been back under government control since 1995 after the Sri Lankan army recaptured from the LTTE. Sri Lankan Army Flag The Sri Lankan Army is a branch of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces with the responsbility of overseeing land-based operations. ... LTTE is an acronym or initialism for: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Known for their guerilla warfare forcibly killing every other independent groups aiming for seperate state. ...
It has a small harbor which is currently controlled by the Sri Lankan army so that the public is allowed with several regulations to do their day-to-day activities there. Sri Lankan Army Flag The Sri Lankan Army is a branch of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces with the responsbility of overseeing land-based operations. ...
The town is famous for Hartley College (boys) and Methodist Girls School. In recent years both of the schools have been under restrictions placed by the Sri Lankan army. Regular clashes occur between Sri Lankan armed forces and college protestors, mainly over the high security zone. The term college (Latin collegium) is most often used today to denote an educational institution. ...
The nearby Vallipuram Temple is an ancient Buddhist Monastery and a visiting place for Chinese and Indonesian vessels. During the 10th Century this was a launching place for the raid on Pollonaruwa to capture the 'Sacred Tooth Relic' by Javanese prince Chandrabhanu. Later he made this the capital (Singai Nagar) of his new found Jaffna Kingdom.
Point Pedro Institute of Development
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