Pandatharippu

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Pandatharippu

பண்டத்தரிப்பு
පණ්ඩතරිප්පුව/බන්ධ කලපුව
Pandatharippu is located in Sri Lanka
Pandatharippu
Pandatharippu
Coordinates: 9°46′23″N 79°58′03″E / 9.77306°N 79.96750°E / 9.77306; 79.96750
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern
DistrictJaffna
DS DivisionValikamam South‐West

Pandatharippu or Pandaththarippu or Pandaththeruppu (Tamil: பண்டத்தரிப்பு) is a village in the northern Jaffna District of Sri Lanka. It is located approximately 20 km from City of Jaffna. It is also spelled "Pandathirippu". It was a mission location when the American Ceylon Mission (ACM) came to Sri Lanka in the 19th century. Dr. John Scudder founded the Asia’s first western medical center in this village. It was also known as Panditeripo in ACM documents. There are number of schools some which were founded by ACM and Churches and Hindu Temples in the village.[1]

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  1. ^ Jared Bell Waterbury (1870) Memoir of the Rev. John Scudder, M.D.: Thirty-six Years Missionary in India, Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, New York, retrieved 7/19/2007 full text