Give an account of ethnic composition of Sri Lanka


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Sri Lanka comprises of various communities and diverse population which signifies its complex ethnicity like;
(i) Sinhala speaking accounts for 74 per cent of total population, enjoys majoritarian status in the country.
(ii) The another community is Tamil speaking which has two sub-groups;
(iii) The Sri Lankan Tamils which account 13 percent. They are the native of Sri Lanka.
(iv) The Indian Tamils account 5 per cent. They are of Indian origin.
(v) About 7 percent are Christians of both Tamil and Sinhaias.
(vi) Rest 1 percent are Muslims.