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Palali is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 9°48′0″N 80°05′0″E / 9.80000°N 80.08333°E / 9.80000; 80.08333
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Jaffna
DS Division Valikamam North

Palali (Tamil: பலாலி) is a small town in the North Sri Lankan city of Jaffna. It has an important airport. Both military and small civilian aircraft land there. It is one of the main transport service connections Jaffna Peninsula with the rest of the country.

Palali Military Base[edit]

Palali is in a High Security Zone declared by the Sri Lanka Armed Forces of an area of less than 25 square kilometers due to the civil war. The former residents of the area have been evacuated due to security reasons. Limited resettlement began in 2002 but was not completed due to the escalation of the civil war. The Palaly Military Base houses the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna and is in close proximity to the naval base; SLNS Uttara at Kankasanturai and air base; Jaffna Airport. There is also a military hospital in Palali.

Palali Air Base[edit]

SLAF Palaly served as the main lifeline in the Jaffna Peninsula, as there was no land supply route to the peninsula until 2009. Till then much of the essential food items, medicines for the civilians and the armed forces as well as ammunition were brought regularly via air to the SLAF Palaly.

Radio stations[edit]

  • Palali Sevaya (Sinhala) / YAL FM(Tamil)) 102.0 MHz
  • VasanthamFM (Tamil) / VFM (Tamil) 97.0 MHz

Television stations[edit]

  • VasanthamTV (Tamil) / VTV (Tamil) 25 UHF


Coordinates: 9°48′N 80°05′E / 9.800°N 80.083°E / 9.800; 80.083