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Anna unchal

Anna unchal, namely swiniging to the rhythm of a song called kappal paddu, literally a ship


There are games for girls, too. Kentaal is a game of hopping on foot. A small


Savari- bullock cart race- is another folk sport in Jaffna. Bullocks are specially reared to participate


Var is another vigourous game for the boys. Participants are divided into two groups. Three lines

Kuzhai edukkirathu

Kuzhai eduktirathu, meaning literally taking a branch of leaves and sprouts, is a game in which


Thaychi or Kizhithaddu is a vagourous game, which demands great skill, agility and dexterity of the


Flying musical kite called paddam is one of the main sports in the Peninsula. The best


Kiddi is a game which is played with a stick of about 1’/2 feet in length


Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam, a great scholar, statesman and son of the soil of Jaffna, once proudly


Jaffna, in many ways very different from the rest of the country, has fostered and encouraged