- 65% Sri Lankan Tamils live in Sinhalese Majority areas..In comparison only 1% Sinhalese live in Tamil majority areas.
- The Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora is 22% of the Sri Lankan Tamil Population
Lankan Tamils Living among Sinhalese
65% of the Sri Lankan Tamils live in Sinhalese majority areas. After adding up, I was shocked as I was expecting somewhere around 30%.
The numbers are from the 2012 census. The third column (in Sinhala) are the Indian/Upcountry Tamils. In comparison less than 1% Sinhalese live in Tamil majority regions.
Diaspora Sri Lankan Tamils
A number that has been thrown is 30% of Sri Lankan Tamils live outside the country. The numbers say that it is 22%.
Not all of the Diaspora are refugees
a) Some migrate for economic and education reasons
b) The LTTE one child policy. The LTTE required one child per family to become cannon fodder. If the family had money, the LTTE would arrange to smuggle the child out to a Western country as a refugee. Thereafter the refugee would have to make monthly donations too.
Mass expulsion of Muslims from Batticoloa, Mannar and Jaffna