Kokkadichcholai

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Kokkadichcholai
கொக்கட்டிச்சோலை
Village
Kokkadichcholai is located in Sri Lanka
Kokkadichcholai
Kokkadichcholai
Coordinates: 7°37′0″N 81°43′0″E / 7.61667°N 81.71667°E / 7.61667; 81.71667
Country Sri Lanka
Province Eastern
District Batticaloa
DS Division Manmunai South West

Kokkadichcholai (Tamil: கொக்கட்டிச்சோலை) is a village in Batticaloa District within the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.

Etymology[edit]

According to legend, the name of the village comes from the Kokkatti tree.

Geography[edit]

It is located west of the provincial town of Batticaloa across from the lagoon that separates the Batticaloa district's hinterland from the populated coastal area. The general area consists of three villages, one is known as Mahiladitivu and the other Mudalaikudah (Crocodile bay) and the main hamlet of Kokkadichcholai. Although Kokkadichcholai is a collective name for the three hamlets, the name refers to the main hamlet in local parlance. The area is known for its famous Batticaloa curd in Sri Lanka.

Demography[edit]

The dominant group is the Mukkuvar caste - mainly farmers, followed by service castes such as dhobys, barbers and others. There is a notion of a self-contained autonomous system of villages, presided over by the Ur-Podiyar, elected from among the Podiyars or village leaders, the role of the Ur Podiyar is considered more ceremonial than coercive. Podiyars in practice were the large landowners. It has become common for people of the area to prefix their name with Podiyar. Most are Hindus with some Christians amongst them.[1]

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Coordinates: 7°37′N 81°43′E / 7.617°N 81.717°E / 7.617; 81.717