Pooneryn Tourism

Pooneryn (Poonakari) is a strategically important village in the northern province of Sri Lanka situated just below the Jaffna Peninsula. A fort was built in the Pooneryn area of northern portion of the island, at first by the Portuguese to protect its possessions in Jaffna. It was later taken and expanded by the Dutch, and in 1770 it was recorded that it was square shaped with two bastions at opposite corners; the rampart on each of the sides was about 30 metres, it was garrisoned until the late 18th century. The British built a rest house in 1805. Since 1983 Due to the civil war it was garrisoned by the Sri Lankan Army from 1983 until the Sri Lankan military withdrew from the Pooneryn area in 1991. The fort was recaptured in 2009. Ruins of the fort remains, though in bad condition.

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Is Pooneryn in Sri Lanka on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. After your splendid visit to Pooneryn, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Trincomalee. Add Trincomalee to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Koneswaram Temple, Marble Beach, Kanniya Hot Springs. To reach Pooneryn, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Passenger Terminal Trincomalee. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

  • Know the pollution level of Pooneryn before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 70 (High)
  • How safe is Pooneryn for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pooneryn.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety Index 55.15 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 59.48 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.25 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pooneryn

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 15.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 22.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 19.13 USD

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