The districts of Ampara (43%), Trincomalee (42%) and Batticaloa (26%) in Eastern Province have the highest share of Muslims in Sri Lanka, followed by Puttalam (20%), Mannar (17%), Kandy (14%) and Colombo (12%).
What is the fastest growing religion in Sri Lanka?
1. The Muslim community is growing so fast that by 2100 Sri Lanka will become a Muslim majority country. 2. In 15 years, Muslim children under eight years of age in Sri Lanka will be 52% of the national population.
What language do Muslims speak in Sri Lanka?
Sinhala language There are, however, Muslims who speak the majority Sinhala language. The origins of Sri Lankas Muslim community can be traced back to the historic trading routes between South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Where are Muslims mainly located?
The most populous Muslim countries are Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. The number of Muslims in Indonesia alone (175 million) exceeds the combined total in Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran, the traditional heartlands of Islam.