Talk:Religion in Sri Lanka

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Problem with the percentages adding up (add up to 107%) please verify this. teh_roflmaoer 14:22, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Percentages differ wildly from those in the CIA World Factbook: Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data) Dsmccoy 06:13, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Lipwe (talk) 16:16, 7 March 2013 (UTC)percentage by religion statistics are wrong. According to latest demographic data from Sri Lanka Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (http://www.statistics.gov.lk/PopHouSat/CPH2011/index.php?fileName=pop43&gp=Activities&tpl=3)these should be change as follows. Buddhist 70.2 % Hindu 12.6% Islam 9.7% Christianity 7.4%

Sort order[edit]

Shouldn't Hinuism be listed second, as it is the second largest religion in Sri Lanka? --Emaraite 18:26, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Contradiction[edit]

The Christianity section says Christians are concentrated in the southwest of the country, but the map indicates that Christians are concentrated in the northwest. +Angr 16:14, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

That's because the total population in the south west is much higher than the north west. As a result the significant Christian population in the south west is overshadowed by the Buddhist population. There are 1.5 million Christians in Sri Lanka. Of these 750,000 live in the south west (Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara districts) whilst 350,000 live in the north west (Puttalam, Mannar and Kurunegala districts).--obi2canibetalk contr 15:12, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Regarding the Section Hinduism[edit]

Article states that - Hinduism was the major religion practiced on the island prior to the introduction of Buddhism in the 3rd century BC and the subsequent adoption of the new religion by the Sinhalese population. But there are no Historical evidences to backup this idea rather it is believed that Siw Helas or 4 native tribes practiced Animism prior to the introduction of Buddhism.MediaJet talk 04:45, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Fake information[edit]

below information on religions is misleading and this is a fake information. "Hinduism was the major religion practiced on the island prior to the introduction of Buddhism" There are no proves available on this point. The earliest surviving chronicles from the island, the Dipavansa and the Mahavansa, say that tribes of Yakkhas (demon worshippers), Nagas (cobra worshippers) and Devas (god worshippers) inhabited the island in 6th century BC.

please refer "History of Sri Lanka" wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sri_Lanka --Lankeshwara (talk) 09:24, 19 June 2014 (UTC)— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lankeshwara (talkcontribs) 08:41, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

@Lankeshwara: I did not add this content in the first place. I only reverted you because you removed the content twice (1, 2) without providing an edit summary. I do not know if its true or not but I will look into it and get back to you. However, your belief that it is "fake" because of what Mahavamsa, Dipavamsa and History of Sri Lanka say doesn't comply with Wikipedia content policy. We rely on reliable sources to back up content and neither Mahavamsa nor Dipavamsa are reliable, they are historical texts based on myths. Wikipedia articles are also not reliable - see WP:WINARS. I will try and find some reliable sources.--obi2canibetalk contr 15:18, 22 June 2014 (UTC)