Is Sri Lanka sinhalese?
Sri lanka is in indian ocean. It is a small island. Major nation in sri lanka is Sinhala.
Because the sinhalese people were so greedy they wanted the country sri lanka which originally belonged to Tamil people the sinhalese originated from another country, so then the Tamil tigers (LTTE) tried to fight for a part of sri lanka called Tamil eelam however the sinhalese people still wanted the whole country and the selfish stupid man called rajapakshit declared a war.
Sri Lankans discovered Sri Lanka :-). Seriously, this question is like "Who discovered England?". Sri Lankans, known as Sinhalese at the time, have lived in Sri Lanka for over 2,500 years and have written records about their history since 500 BC. Chinese and Arabs traded with Sri Lanka between 10-15th Century AD and since then Sri Lanka was occupied by Portuguese, Dutch and English, and was given independence in 1948.
Nandadeva Wijesekera has written: 'Contacts and conflicts with Sri Lanka' -- subject(s): Relations, History 'Heritage of Sri Lanka' -- subject(s): Civilization 'Ancient paintings and sculpture of Ceylon' -- subject(s): Sinhalese Mural painting and decoration, Sinhalese Sculpture 'Anthropological gleanings from Sinhala literature' -- subject(s): Social life and customs, Sinhalese literature, History and criticism, Sinhalese
People of Sri Lanka can be categorised on two bases: ethnic groups and religion. On ethnic base biggest group are the Sinhalese and then the Tamils. On basis of religion followers of Buddhism form the largest community in Sri Lanka. As for education most rural people recieve traditional education. European government introduced western education in Sri Lanka.
When Sri Lankans are considered in races there are many including Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher etc. When they are considered in religions they follow there are many including Buddhists, Christians and Catholics, Hindus, Islamic followers etc. However, all people in Sri Lanka are generally introduced as Sri Lankans.