Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Numbers: Ethnic Cleansing and Diaspora of Lankan Tamils

There have been a few comments with accusations of Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Govt.
  • 35% 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

35% of the Sri Lankan Tamils live in Sinhalese majority areas. 
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.
 
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Mass expulsion of Muslims from Batticoloa, Mannar and Jaffna
http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/26412

2 comments:

  1. Hi sbarrkum
    As a matter of interest, what is the source of your data sheet pertaining to the Sri Lanka Tamil Diaspora ?
    You have mentioned that "A number that has been thrown is 30% of Sri Lankan Tamils live outside the country". This figure may have been obtained by using the Total Estimated Tamil Diaspora Population (887,000) rather than the Total of Regions with Significant Tamil Diaspora Populations (658,436) which incidentally does not include Australia and New Zealand

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    1. Hmm, from where did you get the Total Estimated Tamil Diaspora Population (887,000)

      a) The Significant Tamil Diaspora Populations (658,436)is from Wiki

      b) I doubt Australia and NZ have 228,564 (887,000-658,436). Made up number to get 30%?. Wiki says 27,352 Sri Lankan Tamils in Aus

      All Sri Lankans (Sinhalese, Burghers, Tamils etc) in Australia are 86,412.


      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_Australians
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_Australians

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