Mazraudeen School

Mazraudeen School
Mazraudeen School (Photo credit: Google Street View)

Mazraudeen School is a Madrasa school located near Jaffna town, Sri Lanka.

The school building was built in 1908 as a Madrasa school for the Muslim community in Jaffna who is believed to have been living in Jaffna since the 8th century A.D. (Haramoto et al., 2015). However, it was closed down with the eruption of the Sri Lankan Civil War in the 1980s and the Muslims in Jaffna were driven out by the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), a militant group designated as a terrorist organization by a number of countries including Sri Lanka, India, the USA and the EU. The LTTE was finally defeated by government forces in 2009.

Presently, a new building has been built and a primary school has been established at the premises for Muslim children who have returned to Jaffna after the end of the war (Haramoto et al., 2015).

Mazraudeen School
1) Haramoto, T.; Inouchi, C.; Koizumi, Y.; Fukuyama, Y., 2015. Survey Report on the Protection and Utilisation of Cultural Property in the Northern and Northeastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage. p.41.

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This page was last updated on 14 April 2023
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