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1) Jaffna. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jaffna, (jaf´n) (KEY) , peninsula, northernmost part of Sri Lanka, separated from India by Palk Strait. The peninsula is densely inhabited, largely by Tamil-speaking...

2) Jaffna moss. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jaffna moss, see agar....

3) Jaffna. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Sri Lanka on Palk Strait. It was the center of an ancient Tamil culture until the Portuguese conquest of 1617. Population: 129,000....

4) 1983. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...1983 Violence organized by terrorist groups marred local elections in the Jaffna peninsula. The army clashed with Tamil Tigers, leading to an anti-Tamil pogrom in...

5) agar, substance obtained from seaweed. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...product obtained from several species of red algae, or seaweed, chiefly from the Ceylon, or Jaffna, moss (Gracilaria lichenoides) and species of Gelidium, harvested...

6) Palk Strait. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sri Lanka. It is studded with shoal reefs called Adam's Bridge and by small islands off the Jaffna peninsula. The strait's treacherous waters are avoided by most...

7) 1983-85. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...2 Autonomy for the Tamil north was promised by Jayawardene. 3 1987 Siege of Tamils in Jaffna by the Sri Lankan army. India intervened, responding to Tamil protests...

8) Sri Lanka. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...addition to Colombo, other important cities are Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Kandy, Galle, and Jaffna. 2The population of Sri Lanka is composed mainly (about 75%) of Sinhalese,...

9) Tamil Nadu. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...for the guerrillas trying to establish an independent Tamil state in an area covering the Jaffna peninsula and E Sri Lanka, and some Tamils support the idea of an...

10) Sri Lanka. The World Factbook. 2003
...oil and petroleum products 62 km (1987)Ports and harbors:Colombo, Galle, Jaffna, TrincomaleeMerchant marine:total: 15 ships (1,000 GRT or over) 62,157 GRT/84,898...

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