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This article is about the demographic features of the population of Sri Lanka, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population. During times of Portuguese colonisation, Moors were persecuted, and many forced to retreat to the central highlands and the eastern coast.
The government has stated these Tamils will not be forced to return to India, although they are not technically citizens of Sri Lanka.
By the 1990s most Indian Tamils had received Sri Lankan citizenship, and some even were not granted Sri Lankan citizenship until 2003.
Most Sinhalese are Buddhist; most Tamils are Hindu; and the Moors and Malays are mostly Muslim.
Sizeable minorities of both Sinhalese and Tamils are Christians, most of whom are Roman Catholic.
The Burgher population is mostly Roman Catholic or Presbyterian. The 1978 constitution, while assuring freedom of religion, gives "the foremost place" Buddhism.
Sinhala, an Indo-European language, is the first language of the Sinhalese.
Of those aged 15 or over, 7,857,370 (51.6%) were economically active, 4,199,558 (27.6%) did housework, 1,431,105 (9.4%) were students, 914,934 (6.0%) were unable to work and 346,084 (2.3%) were pensioners. Under the pact, India granted citizenship to the remainder, some 200,000 of whom now live in India.Tamil, a Dravidian language, is the first language of the Tamils.Tamil is also the first language the majority of Moors and the Indian Tamils - according to the 2012 census 98% of Moors could speak Tamil but only 59% could speak Sinhala.Malays speak Sri Lanka Malay, a Creole language mixing Sinhala, Tamil and Malay.Of the 18,615,577 aged 5 or over, 499,563 (2.7%) had received a higher education qualification, 2,293,841 (12.3%) had passed G. Another 75,000 Indian Tamils, who themselves or whose parents once applied for Indian citizenship, now wish to remain in Sri Lanka. They are mostly concentrated in urban areas in the southern parts of the island with substantial populations in the Central and Eastern provinces.