Thursday, August 24, 2006

Muthur Muslim Internally Displaced People in Al- Tharique Maha Vidyalaya

The total population of Muthur before displacement was 63,690 persons (47,272 families). Out of these Muslims were 52.5% (35,319 families), Tamils were 47.3% (28, 199 families), and Sinahalese were 1.7% (172 families).

Men were 31,383, and women were 32,307 according to Muthur divisional secretariat based on the survey carried out in December 2005. There are 96 villages in Muthur divisional secretariat area.

Muslims of Muthur were affected by the escalated violence in early August 2006. Muthur is a predominantly Muslim area. About 50,000 people of Muthur were displaced. They came to Kantale and Kinniya.

There are 1,143 families (5,507 persons) staying at Al- Tharique Maha Vidyalaya welfare camp in Peraru, Kantale.