SJV Chelvanayakum Monument
Jaffna Public Library
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SJV Chelvanayakum Monument information
Lonely Planet review
The strange, top-heavy pillar erected near the Jaffna Public Library is the SJV Chelvanayakum Monument, celebrating the founder of the Tamil Federal Party. His somewhat Gandhi-esque statue stands beside the monument.