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This is a list of islands of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is an island nation, but around it there are number of small islets.


The most prominent islets are around the Jaffna peninsula. Historic importance of these is manifested by their inhabitation exclusively by the Tamil minority, the current occupation of most of them by the Sri Lankan Navy due to the Black July induced civil war. Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil, Jaffna Jaffna (யாழ்ப்பாணம் in Tamil meaning யாழ்=harp, பாணம்=town of harper, යාපනය in Sinhala) the capital city of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka. ... The Tamil people are an ethnic group from the Indian subcontinent with a recorded history going back more than two millennia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Black July is the commonly used name of the genocidal pogroms starting in Sri Lanka on July 23, 1983. ...


They are also historically important from a sociological point of view as the sub group of minority Sri Lankan Tamils hailing from these islands once upon a time suffered social discrimination and known derogatively as Theevar by the Jaffna peninsula domiciled Tamils. Sri Lankan Tamils also known as Eelam Tamils, Ceylonese or Ceylon Tamils and Jaffna Tamils are today a trans-national minority, and are Tamil people from Sri Lanka. ... Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil, Jaffna Jaffna (யாழ்ப்பாணம் in Tamil meaning யாழ்=harp, பாணம்=town of harper, යාපනය in Sinhala) the capital city of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka. ...


Further curiously most the other islands also had Dutch place names that are no longer in use.


Northern Province

  • Mannar Island – Historically important entry port of Indian immigrants and merchants from India and embarkation point of refugees from Sri Lanka to India
  • Velanai – Known as Vajira Dvipa in Sinhalese language and Leiden in Dutch and place of alleged recent massacre of Tamil civilians by suspected Sri Lankan Navy personnel and Para-military personnel working with them[1]
  • Pungutu Theevu – Known as Thiru Poongudi in Tamil and Punvangu Dvipa in Sinhalese language. It is kown for the repeated rape and murder of local Tamil women by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel posted.
  • Analai Theevu – Loosely translated as Heat Wave Island.
  • Mandai Theevu – Loosely translated as Skull island and is totally taken over by the Sri Lankan Navy
  • Nedun Theevu – Or Long island known as Delft in the Dutch language
  • Karai Theevu - Also known as Kyts in the Dutch language
  • Naina Theevu – also known as Naga Dvipa in the Sinhalese language, place of pilgrimage for Tamil Hindus and Sinhalese Buddhists.
  • Kachcha Theevu - In a controversial land deal, India transferred this Island belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka in 1975. It is not inhabited but used to be, extensively used by Indian fishermen that has been interrupted to the activities of the Sri Lankan navy. It also houses a Roman Catholic shrine sacred to Tamil people from both sides of the sea border.[2]
  • Eluvai Theevu - Generally uninhabitted islet.
  • Parati Theevu - Uninhabitted islet

Mannar is a district of Sri Lanka. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Leyden redirects here. ... A paramilitary is a group of civilians trained and organized in a military fashion. ... Country Netherlands Province South Holland Coordinates Area 24. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Tamil people are an ethnic group from the Indian subcontinent with a recorded history going back more than two millennia. ...

Eastern Province

  • Sambal Theevu
  • Karai Theevu

See also

This is a list of islands in the world grouped by oceans and by continents. ...

External links

  • Map of Pungudu Theevu
  • Murder Tamil civilians by the Sri lankan Navy in Velanai
  • Photos of Nedunthhevu along with Buddhist Ruins

 
 

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