25,000 widowed in Jaffna district

[TamilNet, Saturday, 15 March 2003, 13:42 GMT]
The fifteen administrative divisions in Jaffna district released figures that 25,773 women have lost their husbands, and of these 3,368 are from Thenmaradchy district, popular Jaffna daily, Uthayan reported.

The list according to age group is:
  • Less than 16 years: 9
  • 17-30 years : 937
  • 31-50 years : 7,989
  • 51 years and above : 16,838


The districtwise numbers are:

  • Nedunthivu : 187
  • Velanai : 554
  • Kayts :487
  • Jaffna : 1,910
  • Nallur : 2,571
  • Sandilipay : 1,753
  • Chankanai : 1,924
  • Uduvil : 1,554
  • Tellipallai : 852
  • Kopay : 1,893
  • Karaveddy : 1,750
  • Point Pedro : 1,836
  • Maruthankerni : 306
  • Pallai : 290
  • Thenmaradchi : 3,368
  • Unregistered : 4,538

 

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