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

CountrySri Lanka
DS DivisionValikamam East
Area Government OfficeKopay
Named forwater around
 (2011 est.)
 • Total50,000
Time zone0530


An ancient limestone Buddha (believed to be from pre-Christian to 6th century CE) was found here and is now in the Jaffna Museum. 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 NeervelyEdit

Places of WorshipEdit

  • Neervely Kanthaswami Temple
  • Neervely Arasakesari Pillaiyar Temple
  • Neervely Vaikaal Tharavai Pillaiyar Temple


Especially Banana, paddy and other vegetables etc.

Neervely has Sri Lanka's leading big banana market too.


Building construction, wood and metal works

Bank robberyEdit

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". Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. 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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