Welcome to Subhas hotel
The name Subhas hotel has been synonymous with the hotel industry in Jaffna for decades. Owned by the late Mr Ayappan Sangaran, who from very humble beginnings later became a very successful businessman. The hotel was built in 1970 and ever since has accommodated many dignitaries and celebrities. This iconic hotel was the most talked about place in town for its great food and hospitality. As the civil war got worse the Sri Lankan army took over the hotel which became the army headquarters and Mr.Sangaran and his family relocated to India. With the end of the war the hotel was handed back to Mr Sangaran's family who are determined to bring the hotel back to its old glory. After a massive renovation with state of the art facilities the hotel is all set to open its gates to accommodate guests and to make sure that all the guests who stays here has fond memories to cherish.
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Full Service Bar Facility.
Whether you are going to have a business meeting, entertain friends and have a party or just a drink after a busy day - Hotel Subashâ€™s Full service bar and will always meet your needs. The newly added facility welcomes the Hotelâ€™s gusts and is open to the public. A variety of local and foreign liquor plus cocktails are available at the pub at very reasonable prices. Here a variety of delicious snacks, quick meals and beverages to quench your thirst and appetite is served. The Hotelâ€™s Bar can comfortably accommodate up to 30 guests. Available for private functions. Please contact the hotel management for reservation for events.
* No alcoholic beverages are served in the hotelâ€™s bar on Poya days and religious holidays.
Events and places to visit
Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil or Nallur Murugan Kovil (Tamil: ??????? ?????????? ??????) is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the Jaffna. It stands in the town of Nallur. The presiding deity is Lord Muruga in the form of the holy Vel. The idol of the Nallur Devi or goddess was gifted to the temple in the 10th century CE by the Chola queen Sembiyan Mahadevi, in the style of Sembian bronzes. The very atmosphere of the temple breathes holiness and peace. In Punctuality, Order and neatness, Nallur provides a model for old Saiva temples. This is one of the few temples that conduct the stipulated nithya akkini and nithya utsawam daily. Tuesdays and Fridays witness a larger number of devotees. Each (lunar) month Thirukarthikai is of special significance. It is Lord Muruga's day. The pageant of the Vel with Valli and Theivayanai is enthralling.
Nallur Temple Festivals
The temple hosts the annual festival which begins with the hoisting of the flag ? the Kodiyetram. The cloth for hoisting is obtained ceremonially from the Saddanathar Temple in the neighbourhood. The festival is spread over a period of twenty five days during which various Y?gams Abishekams and special poojas are conducted. The major religious festivals people flock to witness are the Manjam, Thirukkarthikai, Kailasavahanam, Velvimanam, Thandayuthepani,Sapparam and Ther. The Ther Thiruvila (chariot festival) the most popular of all events is a very colourful ceremony and commences at the auspicious hour ? the Brahma muhurtham. The glamorously dressed Lord Murugan is brought out and placed on an elaborately designed silver throne. The huge and heavy chariot carrying the statue of God Murugan is paraded along the streets of Nallur. The chariot pulled by a rope of thousands of devotees, rich and poor, old and young stand shoulder to shoulder in pulling it giving God Murugan the opportunity to witness the sincerity and purity of the devotees. Typically the yearly Nallur Festivals will begins in the month of August with flag festival.
Casuarina beach is one of the famous attractions in Northern Sri Lanka and it is just 20KM from Jaffna city. It is in Karainagar suburb. This is said to be the best beach in the Jaffna Peninsula. One can walk a long way in the deep blue water with gentle waves moving towards the land.The beach probably got its name due the Casuarina Trees along the beach.
Nainadevu (Nagadeepa) is a one of the small islands in the north, located at a distance of one hour journey from Jaffna town to the end of the road (Kurikadduwan Jetty) and then, we will go to Boat to reach to Nainadevu. It is a good journey & different enjoyment. It takes about 15 minutes. This is a one of the cultural place in Jaffna. Nainadevu Nagapoosani Amman Kovil & Nagadeepa Vigaraya is the famous of this place. Nagadeepa Temple is one of the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Jaffna. History states that the Buddha has visited this site to settle two Naga Kings Chulodara and Mahodara over a gem studded throne.
Jaffna Dutch Fort
Situated on the south side of the Jaffna peninsula at the water's edge of the lagoon, the ancient fort in Jaffna is the second largest existing fort in the Island. Originally built by the Portuguese in 1619 and re-built and expanded by the Dutch during the second half of the 17th and the 18th centuries. It spread over an area of 22 hectare within city limits; star shaped which is an excellent example of Dutch architecture of the period. It was captured by the Dutch under Raiclop Van Goins in 1658 that expanded it. In 1795, it was taken over by the British, and remained under the control of a British garrison till 1948.
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49 Victoria Road,
Telephone:+94 761 915 689
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Story behind the success of late founder Mr Sangaran as quoted to a news reporter.
March 4, 1995, several leading journalists were standing in front of Subhas Hotel situated in Victoria Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The officials from World Bank and United Nations were staying in the hotel at that time, journalists hoping to get an interview with them. They were standing there waiting for a long time under the blistering sun.
We then noticed a simple dressed man, probably in his 70's, wearing a white shirt and veshtti (sarong) after having a conversation with the receptionist, walking towards us. "Are u 'thambimar' (brothers) with the newspaper?" he asked while shaking our hands. He then invited us to be seated at the reception area then ordered the wait staff to serve us cool drinks and snacks and asked us whether we would like to have breakfast. It was only after a while we realised that this friendly person was none other than the owner Mr. Sangaran ayya, the owner of Hotel Subhas.
Mr Sangaran praised the journalists for their services and had a long conversation about his personal life as well as politics. It was then that the story of how Mr Sangaran became a successful business man from almost nothing began to unfold.
Sangaran, who was born in 1914 in Kanipaiyoor, India, migrated to Sri Lanka in 1928 in search of a better life. Though only 14, he was well aware that if he had to put an end to the hardship at home he had to put his heart and soul into his effort. Initially, in his teen years, Sangaran worked for a bus transport company called Swarnabali in Kaluthura. There he worked as an assistant in the garage for a salary of 8 rupees and 50 cents a month. "I spent 25 cents a day for food and accommodation", he said smiling, which left him with just about one rupee as savings at the end of the month. From there, he learnt to drive and became a driver at the same place but his salary remained unchanged. After spending 8 long years there, he then became the driver of a government agent named Rajasingam, where he worked for a period of 4 years.
It was 1939 when he came to Jaffna and worked for a district doctor named Dr.Ramanathan. After working there for 3 years, he worked for a rental car company. The owner, Ramaia Chettiyar who appreciated Sangaran's honesty and hard work, lent him some money to buy a car of his own.It was during the time of World War II when petrol was scarce. Sangaran managed to get a petrol permit with the help of the housing minister, Mr Mahadeva. Sangaran's car was one amongst the few who had the permit and the only available rental car in Jaffna. By working strenuous hours, Sangaran managed to save enough money to repay Ramaia Chettiyar. With his leftover savings, he invested in a tea shop in Jaffna town which later became very popular as Subhas Caf?.
It was in 1947 that Sangaran decided to get married. Within a few years Mr.Sangaran was a proud owner of Subhas taxi service with 6 cars to hire, two shops followed by the first ice-cream parlour and a restaurant in Jaffna. He finally built his own house on Victoria road he and later built the renowned Subhas hotel adjacent to the house which was opened to the public in 1970. Along with the growth of his business, he also made sure that his 8 children got good education.