A new boat service is now operative from Pooneryn to Jaffna.
The launching of this service took place under the patronage of Minister Douglas Devananda. It is targeted at facilitating transport of the people of Pooneryn and Jaffna. Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa was also associated in the ceremony organized to launch the new boat service. There is a distance of about 100 kilometres from Pooneryn to Jaffna via Paranthan by land. However, it is possible to travel between these two destinations by boat only within 30 minutes. There is only seven kilometers on the sea route. Accordingly, the civilians of Jaffna can easily travel to Pooneryn and vice-versa.