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KARAITIVU

Karaitivu In Karaitivu division, pomparrippu pattu, Kalpitiya division, Puttalam District.Casie Chitty (1834) gives it as Carrativoeand furnished the following particulars:-

Distance and situation. – “ A village and post station in the province of Pomparippo, about 12 miles north-west of Puttalam, and directly opposite to Calpentyn.”

Inhabitants. – “ The majority of the inhabitance are Moors, and live in small huts built of mud.”

Cultivation. – “ It has a large tope of coconut trees, and tobacco is extensively cultivated.”

“ Salt marshes are found in the neighbourhood, which afford the inhabitants an opportunity of carrying on an extensive manufacture of salt.” (Ceylon Gazetteer, 28-29.) It is a Government monopoly, and the salt is collected in Government stores.

Geology. – “ At Karaitivu, 14 miles to north of Puttalam, there are various strata of calcareous rock, some friable as marl, some highly indurated. These also undoubtedly belong to the present formation.”( Journ. C.B., R.A.S., 1853, vol. II., pt. II., p. 38. )

Ferry at the village, on which toll is charged.

Dispensary, in charge of a qualified Government apothecary.

Tavern. – Licensed.

Population. – 1881 : 101 houses : 240 males, 190 females, 430 persons. 1891 : 116 houses ; 255 males, 204 females, 459 persons. 1901 : 102 houses ; 252 males, 222 females, 474 persons.

Race. –  3 Burghers ; 17 Low-country Sinhalese ; 1 kandyan ; 41 Tamils ; 391 Moors ; 5 Others ; 16 Malays.

Religion. – 46 Christians ; 4 Buddhists ; 17 Hindus ; 407 Muhammadans.

Literacy. –  93 males, 2 female literates ; 13 males, 1 female English literate.

Age. – 0-5 43 males, 57 females ; 5-15 57 males, 49 females ; 15-30 86 males, 81 females ; 30-55 55 males, 31 females ; over 55 11 males, 4 females.

Occupation. –  1 manufacture ; 73 pasture and agriculture ; 23 traders ; 23 professional ; 6 fishing ; 11 laborers ;  10 others ; 327 dependents.

(GAZETTEER of the PUTTALAM DISTRICT  of the NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE of CEYLON – FRANK MODDER F.R.G.S.  – 1908)


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  1. IKRAM says:

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  2. Mohamed says:

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