Suthumalai

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Suthumalai
சுதுமலை
සුතුමලෙයි/සුදුකන්ද
Village
Suthumalai is located in Sri Lanka
Suthumalai
Suthumalai
Coordinates: 9°43′0″N 80°00′0″E / 9.71667°N 80.00000°E / 9.71667; 80.00000
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Jaffna
DS Division Valikamam South‐West

Suthumalai (Tamil: சுதுமலை) is a village located in the northern Jaffna District of Sri Lanka. The village is divided into two Village officer division (Suthumalai North and Suthumalai South), and has a combined population of 3770 according to 2012 census.[1]The village conaints many Hindu temples including the famous Suthumalai Amman Temple.[2]

Suthumalai is a historic turning point in Sri Lankan Tamil nationalism, where LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had his speech on the 4th April 1987, addressing over 100,000 people explaining the position of the LTTE.[3][4]

The village is part of the historic region Valikamam of Jaffna Peninsula with the others being the Vadamarachchi and Thenmarachchi.[1][5]

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  1. ^ a b "Census of Population and Housing 2012: Population by GN division and sex 2012" (PDF). Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka. p. 147. 
  2. ^ Seevaratnam, N.; Tamils, World Federation of (1989-01-01). The Tamil national question and the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord. Konark Publishers. 
  3. ^ Gunaratna, Rohan (1993-01-01). Indian intervention in Sri Lanka: the role of India's intelligence agencies. South Asian Network on Conflict Research. ISBN 9789559519904. 
  4. ^ Seevaratnam, N.; Tamils, World Federation of (1989-01-01). The Tamil national question and the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord. Konark Publishers. 
  5. ^ Global change and human vulnerability to vector-borne diseases. Frontiers E-books. ISBN 9782889191567. 

Coordinates: 9°43′N 80°00′E / 9.717°N 80.000°E / 9.717; 80.000