Sri Lanka in doldrums

Sri Lanka is a country with 22 million population. More than 70 percent are the Sinhalese and the minority Tamils live in the Northern and Eastern part of the island. Buddhism is the major religion for the Sinhalese and they constitute around 70 percent. Christians are drawn both from the Sinhalese and Tamils and they are 6.1 percent, Muslims live in the Eastern part and they are 9.7 percent and Hindus mostly Tamils are 12.6 percent.