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Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Jaffna
DS Division Valikamam East
Area Government Office Kopay
Named for water around
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 50,000
Time zone 0530

Neervely is a village located in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. It is located 8 km from Jaffna along the Point Pedro road.


An ancient limestone Buddha (believed to be from pre-Christian to 6th century CE) was found here and is now in the Jaffna mueum. An ancient well, stone pillars etc. have been found at this so far un-excavated site. The ancient Buddhist place-name is cited as "Neelavaella" (Archaeo. Dept. file EC/B/N/56 folio 73 ) and in several historical websites .[1]

Education in Neervely[edit]


Especially Banana, paddy and other vegetables etc.

Neervely has jaffna's 2nd big banana market too.


Building construction, wood and metal works

Bank robbery[edit]

On March 25, 1981 militants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization robbed a bank van of Rs. 8. 1 million rupees near Neervely.[4][5] This was the last joint operation between LTTE and TELO.


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  2. ^ "Attiar Hindu College". Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
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  4. ^ "KP: LTTE's elusive chief arms procurer". The Nation on Sunday. 2007-09-16. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Jeyaraj, D.B.S. (31 March 2002). "The return of Balasingham". The Sunday Leader. Tamil Canadian. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 

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