Paranthan

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Paranthan
Town
Paranthan is located in Sri Lanka
Paranthan
Paranthan
Coordinates: 9°26′0″N 80°24′0″E / 9.43333°N 80.40000°E / 9.43333; 80.40000
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Kilinochchi
DS Division Kandawalai

Paranthan is a town in Kilinochchi District, Sri Lanka. It is located about 5 km from district capital Kilinochchi.

History[edit]

Creation (1936)[edit]

The city of Paranthan was established in 1936 as part of a colonization project that sought to ease overpopulation and unemployment in Jaffna.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manogaran, Chelvadurai (1987). Ethnic conflicts and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. University of Hawaii Press. p. 90. ISBN 0-8248-1116-X. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 9°26′N 80°24′E / 9.433°N 80.400°E / 9.433; 80.400