No to Naagadeepa – Yes to Nainathiv


The Northern Provincial Council has passed a resolution to alter the name of the island Naagadeepa situated in the Jaffna peninsula as ‘Nayinaateevu’.

TNA’s Northern Provincial Councillor, M. K. Sivaajilingam said that this resolution was passed when the Provincial Council met on the  5th this month.

The relevant resolution was moved by Provincial Council Chairman C. V. K. Sivagnanam.

The resolution says that the name of the island concerned should be gazetted altering it from ‘Naagadeepa’ to ‘Nayinaateevu’.