Then, we went to the 'Jaffna Public Library'. It opens from 4 PM to 6 PM for visitors. Due to the brevity of time, I did not enter the library. From outside, I could see this beautiful building between the Jaffna Fort and the city centre.
Jaffna library is known as a reservoir of Tamil culture. It also has a chequered history. It was burnt down by Sinhala nationalists in 1981, and since then has been painstakingly restored.