Eastern Provincial Council member Kalaiyarasan has observed that the Amparai district is backward in every sphere.
He was Chief Guest at the newyear celebration of Anantha Preschool in Karaitheewu. He was delivering the keynote address. Kalaiyarasu stated that even the Tamil population in Amparai has dwindled. It was 27% in 1961. But, now it is only 17.6 %.