Who Are the People of Sri Lanka?

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Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic and multicultural country, with a population of around 21 million people. The majority of the population are Sinhalese, who make up about 74% of the population. The Sinhalese are mostly Buddhists and are concentrated in the central, southern, and western parts of the country.

The Tamil population in Sri Lanka is about 12.6%, and they are mainly concentrated in the north and east of the country. Tamils are mostly Hindus, but there is also a significant number of Christians and Muslims among the Tamil community.

Other minority groups in Sri Lanka include Muslims, who make up about 9.7% of the population, and are mainly concentrated in the eastern part of the country. There are also small communities of Burghers (people of mixed European and Sri Lankan descent), Malays, and Veddas (an indigenous group).

Despite differences in ethnicity, religion, and culture, the people of Sri Lanka are known for their warmth, hospitality, and generosity towards visitors. The country has a rich and diverse cultural heritage, with a long history of arts, literature, music, and dance.

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