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Palali is located in Sri Lanka
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 1
  • Palali Air Base 2
  • Radio stations 3
  • Television stations 4
  • References 5

Palali Military Base

Palali is in a High Security Zone declared by the

  • Radio Stations in Sri Lanka
  • Global Security Website
  1. ^ "Satellite images show that the High Security Zone is not being used as intended". Sri Lanka Campaign. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Policy Brief: Politics, Policies and Practices with Land Acquisitions and Related Issues in the North and East of Sri Lanka". Centre for Policy Alternatives. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Monitoring Change in Sri Lanka's Valikamam High Security Zone: 2009-2014". American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
  4. ^ "702 More Jaffna Tamils Petition Appeal Court To Prevent Damage To Their Tesawalamai Rights By Land Grab Of Rajapaksa regime". Colombo Telegraph. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 


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

Television stations

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

Radio stations

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.

Palali Air Base

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.

Limited resettlement began in 2002 but was not completed. In 2013 the Government of Sri Lanka attempted to put their claim to this land on a legal footing by claiming that the land was needed for a "public purpose" and that the previous inhabitants of the land could not be found. 2176 previous inhabitants of the land came forward to challenge this ruling in court, the case is ongoing.[4]


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