22,254 Tamil Buddhists in SL

2016-02-25 02:31:05

There are 22,254 Tamil Buddhists and eleven Tamil Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka, Parliament was informed last morning.

It was revealed that there are 470 Tamil Buddhists in the North.

This was revealed by an answer tabled by Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunatilleke in response to an oral question raised by MP Buddhika Pathirana in the House.

According to the answer the facts were based on a census carried out by the Department of Census and Statistics in 2012.

It was also revealed that there had been a Tamil Dhamma school up to 2013 in the North, where 80 students were taught.

Arrangements were being made to relocate the school the house was told. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 5

  • Leo Thursday, 25 February 2016 09:11

    What do the Sinhala recists have to say about this via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       1

    Gemba Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:10

    What will you extract from an answer from such a person you mention. How racist of you to say something like that. very disappointing!

    Reply : 1       1

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:03

    They are well disciplined than Gallabodde Thero.

    Reply : 0       2

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:21

    This is also a type of Unity MS had established. Thanks to our President.

    Reply : 0       2

    galleguy Thursday, 25 February 2016 21:44

    Ane saadhu... more the merrier.

    Reply : 0       2

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