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PALIYAGAMA

  • 5 June 2017
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PALIYAGAMA (650) in Koilandigama palate, Parawili pattuwa, Demala hatpattu, Puttalam District.

Distance and Situation . – 3 miles from Tonigala(q.v.) on the Gansaghwa road towards the north.

Tank, sluiced.

Paddy Fields, irrigated by it.

Plantation . – 1881 : 10 houses ; 37 males, 31 females, 68 persons. 1891 : 17 houses ; 35 males, 39 females, 74 persons. 1901 : 9 houses ; 37 males, 24 females, 61 persons.

Race . – 1 Low-country Sinhalese ; 60 Kandyans.

Religion . – Buddhist.

Literacy . – 20 males.

Age . – 0-5 7 males, 1 females ; 5-15 8 males, 5 females ; 15-30 12 males, 9 females ; 30-55 8 males, 7 females ; over 55 2 males, 2 females.

Occupation . – 25 pasture and agriculture ; 3 traders ; 33 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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