Category Archives: Journey

The Journey of an Engineer from Jaffna

  My childhood education started in a rural village school in Mankulam, Sri Lanka, and continued in Kodikamam, Valaichenai, Wattegama and Pesalai, all rural village schools across Sri lanka, because of my father’s frequent transfers working for the Railways. My father was an extremely hardworking, unassuming, and humble man who started his working life as […]
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Feeling Like a Visitor in Jaffna-My Home

All of you who are reading this post know that my blog is named “A Journey from Jaffna”. I am very proud to say that I am from Jaffna and have many fond memories of growing up there. I am proud of Jaffna because I feel that I am a product of a city whose […]
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Journey – Destination 2 – Peradeniya

My journey started on a Sunday night in May, 1974, when I boarded the train from Jaffna to Polgahawela, with few of my future batch-mates. We had to change into another train there, during the middle of the night, on our way to Peradeniya. Even though I embarked on this trip with a lot of […]
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Journey – Destination 1 – Jaffna Central College

I joined Jaffna Central College (affectionately known as JCC) in 1967 and walked to school from my uncle’s home on Clock Tower Road. For a kid moving from a small school in Mannar, Central was an enormous and magnificent place – a hub of activity in every sense. Later on, my parents lived in Athiyady […]
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