Pandarikulam

Pandarikulam (Vavuniya-03 or official designation 214E[2]), (Tamil: பண்டாரிகுளம், romanized: Paṇṭārikuḷam; Sinhala: පණ්ඩාරිකුලම්, romanized: Paṇḍārikulam) is a suburb of Vavuniya in northern Sri Lanka.[3]

Pandarikulam

பண்டாரிகுளம்
පණ්ඩාරිකුලම්
Suburb
Road connecting Vavuniya and Pandarikulam
Road connecting Vavuniya and Pandarikulam
Pandarikulam is located in Greater Vavuniya
Pandarikulam
Pandarikulam
Pandarikulam is located in Northern Province
Pandarikulam
Pandarikulam
Pandarikulam is located in Sri Lanka
Pandarikulam
Pandarikulam
Coordinates: 8°45′25″N 80°28′30″E / 8.75694°N 80.47500°E / 8.75694; 80.47500Coordinates: 8°45′25″N 80°28′30″E / 8.75694°N 80.47500°E / 8.75694; 80.47500
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern Province, Sri Lanka
DistrictVavuniya
Urban CouncilVavuniya Urban Council
Weather 
Named forPandara Wanniyan
Government
 • TypeUrban Council
 • BodyGrama Niladhari
 • GSN. Renuga
 • Local Authority MemberK. Sumanthiran
Area
 • Total15.3 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Elevation
104 m (341 ft)
Population
 • Total7,065[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30
Postal Code
43000
Area code(s)024

The village was previously known as Karunkaliyadithoddam (Tamil: கருங்காலியடித்தோட்டம், romanized: Karuṅkāliyaṭittōṭṭam, lit.'Ebony Garden') because of the Ebony trees in the area.[4][5]

Pandarikulam is one of a number of villages that surrounded Vanuniya which have been annexed by the town as it expanded.[6] Pandarikulam is located 1 km (0.62 mi) away from the centre of Vavuniya.[7]

LocationEdit

Pandarikulam is located 1 km (0.62 mi) away from Vanuniya. It is bordered to the north by Kurumankadu, to the east by Vairavarpuliyankula, to the west by Ukkulankulam, and to the south by Pandarikulam South.

 
Pandarikulam after Civil War in 2009.

HistoryEdit

After the death of King Pandara Vanniyan in 1803, the place fell under the Kingdom of Kandy, until its eventual absorption by the British Empire as a protectorate following the Kandyan Convention of 1815.[8][9]

 
Pandarikulam paddy fields

Historical PlaceEdit

Pandarikulam Muthumari Amman Kovil is an Hindu Temple in Pandarikulam. This temple was built in 1522AD. This is the Largest & Biggest Hindu Temple in Vavuniya District.[10]

 
Ther of Pandarikulam Muthumari Amman Kovil

EducationEdit

  • Vipulanantha College[11]
  • Maths Centre
  • Education Development Institute (EDI)
  • Lincoln English Academy
  • Colombus Best Institute (CBI)

TransportEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10163-013-0225-7/tables/1
  2. ^ "214E". www.vavuniya.dist.gov.lk. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  3. ^ The traditional homeland of the Tamils. Kanal Publications. 1996. p. 376. ISBN 9789559424000.
  4. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Pandarikulam, Sri Lanka". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 8 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Pandarikulam, Sri Lanka - Geographical Names, map, geographic coordinates". Geographic.org. Retrieved 8 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Geographia Polonica, Issues 35-39. Polish Scientific Publishers. 1977. p. 160.
  7. ^ "Satellite map of Sri Lanka : Google™ — share any place, address search; cities, countries, regions". Satellites.pro. Retrieved 8 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Pandarikulam Road, Vavuniya District". Mapio.net. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Vipulananda college, Pandarikulam, Vavuniya". Mapio.net. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Amman Kovil Road Pandarikulam". Mapio.net. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Vipulananda college, Pandarikulam, Vavuniya". Mapio.net. Retrieved 26 June 2019.