Sri Lankan Tamil people
Sri Lankan Tamil people (Tamil: இலங்கை தமிழர், ilankai tamiḻar  also Tamil: ஈழத் தமிழர், īḻat tamiḻar ) or Ceylon Tamils, also known as Eelam Tamils in Tamil, are a section of Tami...
History of Eastern Tamils
History of Eastern Tamils of Sri Lanka is informed by local legends, native literature and other colonial documents. Sri Lankan Tamils are subdivided based on their cultural, dialects & other prac...
Negombo Tamils
Negombo Tamils or Puttalam Tamils is a term usually used for native Sri Lankan Tamils who live in the western Gampaha and Puttalam districts of Sri Lanka. It does not apply to Tamil immigrants from ot...
Genetic studies on Sri Lankan Tamils
Although Sri Lankan Tamils are culturally and linguistically distinct, genetic studies indicate that they are closely related to other ethnic groups in the island while being related to the Indian Tam...
Hinduism in Sri Lanka
The Hinduism, has a long tradition in Sri Lanka. Hindus currently make up for 12.60% of the Sri Lankan population, and are almost exclusively Tamils apart from small immigrant communities from India a...
Christianity in Sri Lanka
Christianity is a minority religion in Sri Lanka. Christianity was introduced to the island in first century, probably in AD 72. There is a claim that after Thomas the Apostle’s visit in Kerala in AD...
Village deities of Tamils of Sri Lanka
Village deities are a common feature of the Hindu pantheon of deities. They are known as Gramadevatas. Each Hindu region and caste of India and South Asia has its share of village deities. Sri Lankan ...
Sri Lankan Tamil dialects
The Sri Lankan Tamil dialects or Ceylon Tamil dialects form a group of Tamil dialects used in the modern country of Sri Lanka by Sri Lankan Tamil people that is distinct from the dialects of modern Ta...
Loan words in Sri Lankan Tamil
Loan words in Sri Lankan Tamil came about mostly due contact between colonial powers and the native population. Linguists study a language's lexicon for a number of reasons. Languages such as Tamil wi...
Sinhala words of Tamil origin
Sinhala words of Tamil origin came about as part of the more than 2000 years of language interactions between Sinhala and Tamil in the island of Sri Lanka. Sinhala is classified as an Indo-Aryan langu...
Sri Lankan Tamil literature
Sri Lankan Tamil literature or Ceylon Tamil literature refers to Tamil literature produced in the current day country of Sri Lanka by various Tamil speaking communities such as the Sri Lankan Tamils, ...
Tamil cuisine
Tamil Nadu is famous for its deep belief that serving food to others is a service to humanity, as is common in many regions of India. Mostly all South Indian foods were originated from Tamil Nadu. The...
Sri Lankan cuisine
Sri Lankan cuisine has influences from colonial powers, foreign traders and the Kerala region of India. Key ingredients are rice, coconut and especially spices, reflecting the island's history as a sp...
Tamil Eelam
Tamil Eelam (Tamil: தமிழீழம் tamiḻ īḻam, generally rendered outside Tamil-speaking areas as தமிழ் ஈழம்) is a proposed independent state that Tamils in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora a...
Origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War
The origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War lie in the continuous political rancor between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. Before and during early part of the colonial rule by Europeans, S...
Sri Lankan Tamil nationalism
Sri Lankan Tamil nationalism is the conviction of the Sri Lankan Tamil people, a minority ethnic group in the South Asian island country of Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon), that they have the rig...
Sri Lankan Tamil militant groups
Sri Lankan Tamil militant groups rose to prominence in the 1970s to fight the state of Sri Lanka in order to create an independent Tamil Eelam in the north of Sri Lanka. They rose in response to the ...
Human rights in Sri Lanka
Major human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, as well as the United States Department of State and the European Union, have expressed concern about the state of human...
Sri Lanka and state terrorism
Various non-governmental organizations and individuals have accused the Sri Lankan government of committing state terrorism. These claims allege that much of the Sri Lankan government's handling of in...
List of attacks attributed to the LTTE
The following is a list of attacks attributed to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly known as the Tamil Tigers. The attacks include massacres, bombings, robberies, ethnic cleansing, ...
Tamil British
British Tamils (Tamil: பிரித்தானியத் தமிழர்) are British people of Tamil people origin. Community estimates suggest that 150,000 Tamils lived in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2008, with a 2006 Hum...
Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka
Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka are Tamil people of Indian origin in Sri Lanka. They are also known as Hill Country Tamils, Up-Country Tamils or simply Indian Tamils. They are partly descended from workers...
Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora
The Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora refers to the global diaspora of Sri Lankan Tamil origin. It can be said to be a subset of the larger Sri Lankan and Tamil diaspora.Like other diasporas, Sri Lankan Tamil...
S. H. Nimal Kumar
S. H. Nimal Kumar is the National Secretary of the Sri Lanka Red Cross. He was elected to chair the Disaster Management and Relief Committee of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresce...