Pungudutivu (Tamil: புங்குடுதீவு) is a small island composed of number villages that is just west of the Jaffna Peninsula in Sri Lankan Tamil dominated Northern Province. It is divided into 12 wards internally, each corresponding a major settlement. Most of the residents of the Island are Tamils with majority being Hindus and a minority Christians. It has come to prominence due to number of cases of rapes and murders such as Sarathambal and Ilayathambi Tharsini during the Sri Lankan civil war. The civil war has also led a large number of people to migrate out of the Island throughout the world

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