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Karaveddy is the birthplace of many popular personalities like V.K.Sittampalam, the first SriLankan Post Master general, P. Kandiah, the first and only Communist Member of Parliament elected to represent Point Pedro electorate, M. Sivasithamparam, M.P for Uduppiddy & Nallur and the Deputy Speaker of Sri Lankan Parliament, S. Sivagnanasundaram, the Editor of "Chiriththiran" magazine, Prof. K. Sivathamby,all ceylon famous grapes vineyard owner V.S.Thamotharampillai and many others.
"Karavai Velan Kovai" is an ancient literary work dedicated to a feudal landlord lived in Karaveddy. "Karavai" is a shortened name of this village.
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