Allaippiddi

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Allaippiddi
அல்லைப்பிட்டி
අලපිටිය
Village
Near the road of Allaipity to Jaffna.JPG
Allaippiddi is located in Sri Lanka
Allaippiddi
Allaippiddi
Coordinates: 9°37′0″N 79°58′0″E / 9.61667°N 79.96667°E / 9.61667; 79.96667
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Jaffna
DS Division Islands South

Allaippiddi or Allaipiddy (Tamil: அல்லைப்பிட்டி, Sinhala: අලපිටිය Alapitiya) is a village within the Velanai Island in the Jaffna peninsula within Sri Lanka's Northern Province.

Geography[edit]

Allaipiddy is strategically located on the causeway from Jaffna towards islets of Velani and Kayts through Pannai bridge. After Mandaitivu, past the abandoned aluminum factory, lies a large Sri Lanka Navy garrison, 500 meters (1,600 ft) from Allaipiddy.[1]

Demography[edit]

Most residents of the village are Sri Lankan Tamils and the majority are Roman Catholics. In May 2006, the population was estimated to be around 800.[2] At least 150 residents fled the village after the Allaipiddy massacre of May 13, 2006.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akkara, Anto (2007-06-21). "Peace deferred". Council for World Mission. Archived from the original on 2007-08-18. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  2. ^ Luthra, Dumeetha (2006-05-20). "Allaipiddy villagers flee". BBC. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  3. ^ Luthra, Dumeetha (2006-05-20). "Sri Lanka villagers flee massacre". BBC. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 

Coordinates: 9°37′N 79°58′E / 9.617°N 79.967°E / 9.617; 79.967