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The night Jaffna library burned

May 31, 2009

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On 31 May 1981, the Sri Lankan government burned down the famous Jaffna library. An act of cultural genocide of the Tamils, the burning down of the Jaffna library, one of the biggest and finest in Asia saw the loss of some 97,000 volumes of books, including rare and important Ola manuscripts.

The Pioneer – The night Jaffna library burned

SBS Dateline – Culture Clash

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