Palmyra is the iconic palm in Jaffna – the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. The beauty of the Borassus palm is that each part of the tree, from the root to the tip has an economic use.
The leaves of the palm is fan shaped and the mono-cot could grow up to 3 meters. A fermented drink toddy (kallu) is also made from the sap of the young floweret (inflorescence). The chosen photo would be the Cover art if I had to write a book about Jaffna oh my Jaffna!