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TELI திகளி (தேளி)

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திகளி -1834

TELI (624) in Teli division, Akkarai pattu north, Kalpitiya division, Puttalam District. Casie Chitty (1834) spells it Taily, and affords the following particulars a s to –

Distance and situation.- “ A considerable village of Akkarapattoo, situated on the right bank of the Calpentyn Gulf, in a grove of coconut trees, about 8 miles north-west from Puttalam by water.” 1 mile from Etalai (q.v)

Inhabitants.- “ The inhabitants are Moors, and there is a small mosque for their use.”

Fishing.- “ There is good fishing in the neighbourhood, which is carried on by erecting enclosures in shallow parts of the gulf.”

(Ceylon Gazetteer, p. 208.)

Post office.- A receiving post office.

Mosque, at which inhabitants, mostly Moors, worship.

Population.- 1881 : 83 houses ; 205 males, 291 females, 496 persons. 1891 : 100 houses ; 215 males, 170 females, 385 persons. 1901 : 111 houses ; 246 males, 200 females, 446 persons.

Race.- 4 Low-country Sinhalese ; 31 Tamils ; 409 Moors ; 2 Others.

Religion.- 16 Christians ; 19 Hindus ; 44 Muhammadans.

Literacy.- 80 males, 3 females.

Age.- 0-5 28 males, 34 females ; 5-15 64 males, 32 females, 15-30 78 males, 89 females ; 30-55 63 males, 41 females ; over 55 13 males, 4 females.

Occupation.- 8 manufacture ; 96 pasture and agriculture ; 17 traders ; 33 professional ; 6 fishing ; 15 others ; 271 dependents.

p. C.- Puttalam.

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


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