Tamil Australians, French Tamils, British Tamils, Tamil Italians, Tamil Indonesians, Tamil Canadians, Tamil Americans, Tamil South Africans, Myanmar Tamils, Tamil Mauritians, Tamil Germans, Tamil Pakistanis, Tamil Seychellois, Tamil New Zealanders, Swiss Tamils in Tamil, are members of the Tamil ethnic group native to the South Asian island state of Sri Lanka.According to anthropological and archaeological evidence, Sri Lankan Tamils have a very long history in Sri Lanka and have lived on the island since at least around the 2nd century BCE.
Density is highest in the south west where Colombo, the country's main port and industrial center, is located. Sri Lanka is ethnically, linguistically, and religiously diverse. The Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka were considered to be "stateless" and over 300 000 Indian Tamils were deported back to India, due to the agreement between Sri Lanka and India in 1964.
Of those aged 15 or over, 7,857,370 (51.6%) were economically active, 4,199,558 (27.6%) did housework, 1,431,105 (9.4%) were students, 914,934 (6.0%) were unable to work and 346,084 (2.3%) were pensioners. Under the pact, India granted citizenship to the remainder, some 200,000 of whom now live in India.
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Within the country, women and children are subjected to sex trafficking in brothels.
Boys are more likely than girls to be forced into prostitution in coastal areas for child sex tourism.
The organizers of a recent Enrique Iglesias concert in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo should be “whipped with toxic stingray tails” as punishment for the “uncivilized behavior” of female fans, according to Maithripala Sirisena, the country's President.
Sirisena, who, like many Sri Lankans, is a devout Buddhist, was reportedly outraged by reports that some women had tossed their underwear at Iglesias, while one fan jumped on stage to kiss the Spanish pop star, according to the BBC. 20 as part of his Sex and Love world tour.“I don’t advocate that these uncivilized women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with toxic stingray tails,” Sirisena said, according to the BBC, “but those who organized such an event should be.
Before emigrating from Sri Lanka, many migrant workers go into debt to pay high recruitment fees imposed by unscrupulous labor recruitment agencies—most of them members of Sri Lanka’s Association of Licensed Foreign Employment Agencies—and their unlicensed sub-agents.