Sri Lanka Find a Bible

Population: 23,044,123

Official Language: Sinhala

Language Count: 28

Primary Religion: Buddhism

National Bible Society:
Ceylon Bible Society

Factbook Summary:

Language Summary: Sinhala (official and national language) 87%, Tamil (official and national language) 28.5%, English 23.8% (2012 est.) note: data represent main languages spoken by the population aged 10 years and older; shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census; English is commonly used in government and is referred to as the link languag in the constitution

Ethnic Summary: Sinhalese 74.9%, Sri Lankan Tamil 11.2%, Sri Lankan Moors 9.2%, Indian Tamil 4.2%, other 0.5% (2012 est.)

Religious Summary: Buddhist (official) 70.2%, Hindu 12.6%, Muslim 9.7%, Roman Catholic 6.1%, other Christian 1.3%, other 0.05% (2012 est.)

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