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The Resources section is presently under construction. Once completed, the library will be a compilation of all known resources on the Jaffna Library Burning managed by a team of volunteers and kept updated through your contributions.

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Author: Ruwan Ranasinghe, Citation: Ranasinghe, Ruwan. Cultural and Heritage Tourism Development in Postwar Regions: Concerns for Sustainability from Northern Sri Lankan Capital Jaffna, Science and Education Centre of North America, 20 Mar. 2018.

Author: Cheran Rudhramoorthy, Citation: View of Poetry After Libricide and Genocide,

Author: Aparne Halpé,
Citation: Halpé, Aparna. “On Responsible Distance: An Interview with R. Cheran by Aparna Halpé.” Https://, University of Toronto Press, 19 Nov. 2015.

Author: Kalpana Chandrasekar, 

Citation: Chandrasekar, Kalpana. Public Libraries In Jaffna District, Sri Lanka - Challenges.

Author: Rev Jebanesan

Citation:  Jebanesan, Rev. INDICTMENT AGAINST SRI LANKA The Charge Is Ethnic Cleansing, 1 June 2004,

Author: Santasilan Kadirgamar, 

Citation: KADIRGAMAR, SANTASILAN. “Jaffna in 1981: Days of Terror.” Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 46, no. 23, 2011, pp. 27–30. JSTOR, Accessed 4 June 2021.

Author: Rebecca Knuth, 

Citation: Knuth, Rebecca. “Destroying a Symbol: Checkered History of Sri Lanka’s Jaffna Public Library.” IFLA, 27 June 2006, pp. 1–8.,

Author: Maheswaran, R, 

Citation: Maheswaran, R. “Role of Libraries in Conflict and Peace Process in Sri Lanka.” Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, vol. 12, 2008, pp. 107–123., doi:10.4038/jula.v12i0.331. 

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