Posted on May 6th, 2014

Ranjith Soysa

At a recent presentation of population statistics of Sri Lanka-as reported in Sunday Island 4th May 2014 under the heading : Population:Census expert disputes anti-Muslim claim – in refuting the claim that the Muslim population’s average increase is alarming, the Director of Population and Demographic Division of the Department of Census and Statistics STATED that comparatively the the increase in Sinhalese population was 1.04% and the Muslim population was 1.87% from the period 1981 to 2012.

But, the relevant figures if examined diligently shows that in fact the increase in Muslim population during the said period was from 7% in 1981 to 9.2% in 2012. which is an INCREASE OF 31.4% while the increase in the  Sinhalese population was 1.22%

Was this a genuine mistake or a misleading statement made by the Director to divert the attention from this important issue for the sake of POLITICAL PATRONAGE?

19 Responses to “GLARING ERROR”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    7% to 9.2% a MASSIVE increase in Muslim population percentage!

    No wonder they are breeding like rats. SL cannot be OVERPOPULATED like Pakistan and Bangladesh. Muslim population MUST be CONTROLLED to reduce it.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    BJP’s election manifesto has this.

    “India shall remain a natural home for persecuted Hindus and they shall be welcome to seek refuge here.”

    Tamil Hindus in SL CLAIM they are persecuted. They can go to HINDIA!

    Under BJP Hindia will accept them.

    Endian low caste Buddhists can be taken by SL in the same number.

    This way SL can BOOST Buddhist population too. They will become Sinhalese. Lets exchange Tamils with Buddhists with Endia.

  3. Nanda Says:

    No way ! We have enough problems having too many Endians already. Let those Buddhists look after the Buddha land.

  4. Nanda Says:

    Many Maldivians have permanently settled there with husbands working in midlives.

  5. Ratanapala Says:

    We have to take into consideration the influx from Maldives. This can go from a trickle now to a deluge later. Most of these come settle down in Colombo and her suburbs – our most highly developed real estate in the island. Sinhalese trade their land and birth right for a few pieces of diver.

    Our politicians will do anything to stay in power!

    Then there are the so called “persecuted Christians” from Pakistan.

  6. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    This cancer is taking us down the road, they took old iran, pakisthan, bangladesh,
    maldives, indonesia, malaysia. What these crafty mossies don’t understand is
    it worked in the olden days when people didn’t know what is happening few miles
    from them. So they didn’t know until the mossies bred and bred and come knocking
    on their door. It is different today. People can know what is happening on the other side
    of the world within a few minutes. This mossie breeding going to end up in bloodshed very soon.

    Then these xxxx coming from maldives, pakesthan, afganisthan etc. They stole these countries
    from the Buddhists and bred and bred. Then no food, no jobs, they are not happy there.
    Then the cancer go to another country, and
    make it a hell hole by relentless breeding. Just like their religion, what these xxxx doing make no sense.
    Give up your mad religion. You can see what it is doing to you in this life. Syria, pakesthan, iran,
    afganisthan, nigeria, etc. etc. Wherever you go, hell follows you. It is the religion for dark ages doing
    this to you.

    SL taking all these mosses when there is more than enough of this cancer already there. We have
    to thank MR and basil for promoting this menace. What they are doing now is, saving the country from
    tamil terrorist and giving it on a plate to mossie terrorists. Doesn’t make sense.
    We have to thank traitor diaspora for this. Thanks to them MR needed mossies countries’ support
    in Geneva. Now he is giving north and east to mossies to eradicate traitor tamils.
    A real ‘sinhalese’.

  7. Lorenzo Says:


    SL also needs workers, especially if we DEPORT “persecuted Hindus in SL” to their motherland – Endia.

    Endian Buddhists should be taken ONLY to the extent we DEPORT Hindus to Hindustan. This way SL will not be worse off.

    Buddhists are not producing enough kids. That too can be overcome. Otherwise Islam percentage will IMMEDIATELY rise to 14%!

    Certain substances in BEEF, MUTTON, CHICKEN can cause infertility. Think, think!

  8. Christie Says:

    What are the figures for Tamils and other Indians compared to Sinhalese, Muslims, Burgers and Malays?

  9. Muhandiram Says:

    Population of Sri Lanka by ethnic group 1871 to 2012[1][2][3]
    Year Sinhalese Sri Lankan Tamils[4] Sri Lankan Moors[5] Indian Tamils[4] Sri Lankan Malays Burghers/Eurasian Indian Moors[5] Others Total
    No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
    1871 Census 2,400,380
    1881 Census 1,846,600 66.91% 687,200 24.90% 184,500 6.69% 8,900 0.32% 17,900 0.65% 14,500 0.53% 2,759,700

    In 1881 Muslim population was 193400(excluding Tamil Muslims)7.01 %,by the time Sinhalese population was 1846600(Christian+ Buddhists Sinhalese) @66.91 %.if you examine the correct demographic changes of Sri Lanka,since 1881 there is no any unusual changes,except decrease of Tamil population.don’t mislead the masses.

  10. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    As I have stated this before in order to save Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka needs to become a Buddhist Theocracy with Democratic values. The Vatican to Saudi Arabia are successful theocracies. Or take Japan for example, I post a list of regulations in Japan that limits Islam from taking over that land. If Japan can do it so can Sri Lanka: This was reported in 2000:

    Did you know this about Japan..

    Have you ever read in the newspaper that a political leader or a Prime Minister from an Islam Nation has visited Japan?
    Have you ever come across news that the King of Iran or a Saudi Arabia prince has visited Japan?

    ‘Japan, a Country keeping Islam at bay. Japan has put strict restrictions on Islam and all Muslims.
    The reasons are:

    a) ‘Japan is the only Nation that does not give Citizenship to Muslims.

    b) In Japan permanent residency is not given to Muslims.

    c) There is a strong ban on the propagation of Islam in Japan .

    d) In the University of Japan, Arabic or any Islamic language is not taught.

    e) One cannot import the Koran published in Arabic language.

    f) According to data published by Japanese government, it has given temporary residency to only 2 lakhs
    Muslims, who need to follow the Japanese Law of the Land. These Muslims should speak Japanese
    and carry their religious rituals in their homes.

    g) Japan is the only Country in the World that has a negligible number of embassies of Islamic Countries.

    h) Japanese people are not attracted to Islam at all.

    i) Muslims residing in Japan are the employees of foreign companies.

    j) Even today visas are not granted to Muslim doctors, engineers or managers sent by foreign companies.

    k) In the majority of companies, it is stated in their regulations that no Muslims should apply for a job.

    l) The Japanese government is of the opinion that Muslims are fundamentalist and even in the era of globalization, they are not willing to change their Muslim laws.

    m) Muslims cannot even think about getting a rented house in Japan.

    n) If anyone comes to know that his neighbor is a Muslim then the whole neighborhood stays alert.

    o) No one can start an Islamic cell or Arabic Madrasa in Japan.

    p) There is no personal (Sharia) law in Japan.

    q) If a Japanese woman marries a Muslim then she is considered an outcast forever.

    r) According to Mr. Komico Yagi (Head of Department, Tokyo University ) There is a mind frame in Japan
    that Islam is a very narrow minded religion and one should stay away from it.

    s) Freelance journalist Mohammed Juber toured many Islamic Countries after 9/11 including Japan . He found
    that the Japanese were confident that extremists could do harm

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    Jihad Muhandiram,

    You cannot compare 1881 with 2012. In 1915 there was a BAD incident BUT the ONLY good thing about it was AFGHANS, PAKIS, etc. stopped coming to SL for sometime. Islam population percentage reduced because of that.

    Unfortunately they have forgotten the lesson and now coming to SL from Pakistan, Maldives, Endia and breeding in SL like nothing. So the 1981 and 2012 comparison is CORRECT.

    In 1981 Muslims were – 7%
    In 2012 Muslims were – 9.2%
    Increase – 2.2%
    Increase percentage – 2.2% / 7% = 31% !!! MASSIVE!!

    If this damned increase continues Muslim percentage will be

    2042 – 12%
    2072 – 16%
    2102 – 21%
    2132 – 27%
    2162 – 36%
    2192 – 47%
    2222 – 62%

    This is why SL should STOP this MASSIVE Muslim population growth NOW. SL should not and cannot become another Pakistan which was a BUDDHIST area 1,000 years ago. SL should follow Japan.

  12. jayasiri Says:

    Very important issue to discuss this PARTICULAR problem, without being accused a RACIST. That is the easiest way to KEEP SINHALESE quiet, so that INCREASE IN POPULTION of Tamils, Muslims WILL gather steam as if there is NO END.

    Sri Lanka is a very small country EVEN ONE state in India does not equal the size of Sri Lanka. Their smallest state is far BIGGER than Lanka. Compared to Canada, PROVINCE of New Brunswick in Atlantice canada is somewhat similar in SIZE, and compared to USA, state of WEST VIRGINIA is about the size of our MOTHERLAND.

    DO NOT get discouraged or HESITANT to speak OUT ABOUT OUR population problem. Whereever Indians WENT, they increase in NUMBERS many folds, to out number the INDEGINOUS popultaion of that host country. IT happened in FIJI, East africa & some Carribeamn states. SRI LANKA will be out numbered by MUSLIMS & TAMILS if the TREND is allowed to continue.

    WELLAWATTA in Colombo is DOMINATED BY TAMILS & they have ALL THE RELATIVES OCCUPYING BEST part of the coastal areas in Sri Lanka. COLOMBO population is 51% Tamil BUT their ARROGANCE I noticed when I visited iin MARCH this year. Even bus drivers & ordinary folk ACT IF THEY OWN COLOMBO. Our Sinhalese brothers & sisites SHOUT OUT but there aren’t anyone to help or for them be SECURE.

    WHILE all these are going on, Cahtholic Leader is CONCERNED, UK IS CONCERNED, MIDDLE EASTENERS are CONCERNED, about what ? So they can have their own way, and DIMINISH BUDDHISM & SINHALESE, and creating HAVOC in our Budddhist country. THAILAND they have already concured & they try to CONVERT SRI LANKANS now……Wake up, Jathika HELA URUMAYA, BBS, RAVANA BALAYA or any other & make sure Sri Lanka will NOT GO UNDER by the so called CONSPIRACIES by other countries……….Thank you.all……….J

  13. Nanda Says:

    I have visited many Islamic countries.
    I have NEVER SEEN the “special” GONIBILLA DRESS ( with everything including eyes covered and husband has to guide the woman(very much younger than husband), except in Sri Lanka, under the current Government (only).
    Have any of you readers seen such a Gonibilla dress anywhere in the world ?

  14. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Nanda: Yes in Europe. Europe’s liberal “multiculturalism” has back fired on her. Just in the UK where there are 1500 Mosques and thousands converting to that faith, Islam is the fastest growing faith in the once Christian homeland of Europe. I Googled “Islam in the United Kingdom” If you were to Google Europe or each European nation Islam is taking over because the European has lost the sense of national identity, any pride in his faith and an open acceptance of the principles of Secularism and liberalism.

  15. Dilrook Says:

    This is a very important discussion. These glaring matters cannot be pushed under the carpet hoping they would go away.
    Referring to Ranjith’s article, both claims are correct. The 1.04% and 1.87% are annual growth rates of the Sinhala and Muslim populations. This itself is very alarming.

    The next comparison is the increase in percentage points. Muslim population percentage as a percentage of the national population has increased by 31% but it is only 1% for Sinhalese since 1981.

    Forecasting is a very complex task. Lorenzo’s forecast is wrong as it doesn’t factor in the decline in the population growth rates. However, his explanation of 1915 is correct. Around this time the overall population growth of the country suffered due to effects of the First World War. Muslim population growth rate suffered most with only 0.7% a year during this time due to the 1915 riot which drove off some and deterred potential illegal migrants. very few Muslims went to Malaya compared to Tamils around this time.

    If last 58 years are considered, the decline in Sinhala population growth rate has been 0.031% a year but for Muslims it is half of that 0.016%. It means the Muslim population growth rate will remain very high compared to others.

    At the current trends, Sinhala population growth rate will be zero by 2045. It will take another 80 years for the Muslim population growth rate to be zero.

    If illegal migration is factored in, things will be even bleaker for natives (by definition are confined to the island). A complete halt to illegal migration is imperative.

  16. Lorenzo Says:

    “Lorenzo’s forecast is wrong as it doesn’t factor in the decline in the population growth rates. However, his explanation of 1915 is correct.”

    “Muslim population growth rate suffered most with only 0.7% a year during this time due to the 1915 riot which drove off some and deterred potential illegal migrants.”


    I also read somewhere that OUR NATIONAL HEROES were arrested over VARIOUS incidents in 1915. Wrongfully of course. Violence is bad, unless done to protect the SL identity. SL will not be like NALANDA. Unlike Tamils, Muslims are INTELLIGENT. So they will NOT suffer the fate Tamil Tigers suffered.

  17. Marco Says:

    Not sure what the author (Ranjith) means by political patronage.If the author lives in Sri Lanka he would have a better understanding of what Political Patronage means.

    Interesting i note from another article posted on this blog from the Daily News ( QUANTUM JUMP IN REMITTANCES REVENUE!)
    [In Sri Lanka, current figures show with over 1.7 million Sri Lankans working abroad, migrant workers constitute 17 percent of Sri Lanka’s working population.]
    How many of these are Sri Lankan Sinhala women folk of child bearing age?. Far too many from a consensus done in 2011.
    I recall in 2002-2004 that many of the Sri Lankan Sinhala domestics returning from the middle east had converted to Islam either for convenience or belief.
    The fertility rate amongst Sinhalese is far below the tamils and muslims. No one can change that.

    Of course President Rajapakse can make cringe worthy pronouncements to address the balance like – “If under aged girls are statutorily raped and the sexual act was however with consent, it may be good to have legislation that allows the perpetrator to marry the ‘victim’ with her consent.”

  18. Lorenzo Says:


    Your ‘suggestion’ is part of ISLAM. That is what happens in Islam. The criminal marries the victim. That is one reason for HIGH Muslim population growth in Islamic countries.
    Barbaric to say the least!

    There are ways to REDUCE the population growth of Tamils and Muslims.

    e.g. Tamil population percentage REDUCED from 1981 to 2011 which is VERY PROMISING

    Guess how it happened?

  19. Fran Diaz Says:

    We have to take into consideration ILLEGAL MIGRANTS from Tamil Nadu area who have entered Sri Lanka and get converted to various religions mainly for protection and other gains. How many of them have converted to ISLAM and gone to the East coast. When the time is right, such folk may convert again to yet another religion.

    To date, no GoSL has kept records of the CONVERTED.

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