Karaveddy

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Karaveddy
கரவெட்டி
කරවෙඩ්ඩිය
Town
Karaveddy is located in Sri Lanka
Karaveddy
Karaveddy
Coordinates: 9°48′0″N 80°12′0″E / 9.80000°N 80.20000°E / 9.80000; 80.20000
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Jaffna
DS Division Vadamarachchi South‐West

Karaveddy is a town located 7 km from the City of Point Pedro, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. In local Tamil Language it translates to Coastal Strip, although it is few km from the coast.

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, Ceylon's (Sri Lanka) 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.

Coordinates: 09°48′N 80°12′E / 9.800°N 80.200°E / 9.800; 80.200