Sri Lankans in France

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Sri Lankans in France
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Total population
~120,000 - 150,000
Languages
English, Sinhalese, Tamil, French
Religion
Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Sri Lankan people

Sri Lankans in France refer to residents and citizens of Sri Lankan ancestry, who were born in or immigrated to France legally and illegally. The estimated population of Sri Lankans in France is from 120,000 - 150,000.

History[edit]

Since the Sri Lankan Civil War the issue of illegal Sri Lankan immigration is a topic of concern for France.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The Sri Lankan population in France is estimated at approximately 120,000[2] - 150,000[3]

Organizations[edit]

The Sri Lankan Diaspora have created a number of associations which organise Sri Lankan festivals, cultural functions and sports events for the Sri Lankan community.[4]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka". Political relations. French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka-France relations". Sri Lankan community in France. Embassy of Sri Lanka in France. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ BASUG Remittance workshop for Sri Lankan Diaspora in Paris=http://www.basug.nl/uploads/files/20100710_Report%20BASUG-JMDI%20Workshop,%20Paris.pdf. 
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka-France relations". Sri Lankan community in France. Embassy of Sri Lanka in France. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

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