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PALLIVASALTURAI பள்ளிவசல்துறை

  • 1 August 2011
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PALLIVASALTURAI (628)- in Vellankarai division, Akkarai pattu north, Kalpitiya division, Puttalam District.

A Moorish village.

Situation.– According to Casie Chitty (1834) : “ Palliwaseltorre, a village of Akkarappattoo. Situated on the gulf of Calpentyn, 5 miles from Calpentyn.” 24 miles from Puttalam on the Akkarai pattu Kalpitiya road.

Inhabitants and Manufacture.–“It has about 1,000 inhabitants, and carries on a small manufacture of cloth.”

Live Stock. – “There are great numbers of black cattle, and also asses, but the latter are turned to on account.” (Ceylon Gazetteer, p. 180.)

Plantations. – Coconut gardens.

Mosques. – Two, at which the inhabitants, nearly all Moors, worship.

Population. – 1881: 50 houses; 134 males, 85 females, 219 persons.

1891: 39 houses; 135 males, 85 females, 220 persons.

1901; 35 houses; 79 males, 67 females, 146 persons.

Race.-3 Tamils; 143 Moors.

Religion.-3 Hindus; 143 Muhammadans.

Literacy. – 35 males.

Age.-0-5 9 males, 13 females

5-15 23 males, 15 females

15-30 25 males, 20 females

30-55 16 males, 14 females

Over 55 6 males, 5 females.

Occupation. – 37 pasture and agriculture

5 traders

10 others

94 dependents.

P. C. – Puttalam.

 

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

 


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