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KURINJAMOTAI

  • 30 May 2017
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KURINJAMOTAI (623) in Kurinjamotai division, Akkarai pattu north, Kalpitiya division, Puttalam District. Does not occur in the Censuses for 1881 or 1891.

Distance and Situation . – 18 miles from Puttalam on the Akkarai Pattu-Kalpitiya road.

Plantations . – Coconut gardens.

Mosque, at which the Moors, who predominate, Worship.

Population . – 1881 and 1891 : no Census taken. 1901 : 18 houses ; 28 males, 43 females, 71 persons.

Race . – 1 Low-country Sinhalese ; 12 Tamils ; 58 Moors.

Religion . – 1 Buddhist ; 12 Hindus ; 58 Muhammadans.

Literacy . – 9 Males.

Age . – 0-5 5 males, 1 females ; 5-15 2 males, 10 females ; 15-30 13 males, 12 females ; 30-55 8 males, 10 females, over 55 1 female.

Occupation . – 13 pasture and agriculture ; 1 trader ; 1 professional ; 5 others ; 51 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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