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BAMBIWATAN

  • 2 June 2017
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BAMBIWATAN (596) in Ottapanai division, Akkarai pattu south, Puttalam pattu division, Puttalam District. Occurs as Wammiwattan in the Census for 1881 ; given in that for 1891 as Bammuvatan,

Distance and Situation . – 18 miles south-west of Puttalam on the old road from Chilaw to Kalpitiya, and adjoins Mundel lake. The village is also reached by crossing the lake.

Church . – Roman catholic. A large coconut estate belongs to the church. The low marshy ground is filled with sand removed in trucks on iron rails.

Population . – 1881 : 18 houses ; 42 males, 32 females, 74 persons. 1891 : 17 houses ; 60 males, 34 females, 94 persons. 1901 : 6 houses ; 31 males, 3 females, 34 persons.

Race . – Low-country Sinhalese.

Religion . – Christians.

Literacy . – 16 males.

Age . – 0-5 1 female ; 5-15 1 male ; 15-30 21 males, 1 female ; 30-55 9 males, 1 female.

Occupation . – 29 pasture and agriculture ; 1 other ; 4 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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