They are mostly concentrated in urban areas in the southern parts of the island with substantial populations in the Central and Eastern provinces.
The government has stated these Tamils will not be forced to return to India, although they are not technically citizens of Sri Lanka.
The Burgher population is mostly Roman Catholic or Presbyterian. The 1978 constitution, while assuring freedom of religion, gives "the foremost place" Buddhism.In fact, the top 5 slots are all Indian cities – Bangalore is followed by Chennai, Pune New Delhi and Calcutta, in that order. And mind you, this is a worldwide list – not the list of Indian cities most searching for the term. 6 while the next two – Chandigarh and Mumbai – are again Indian cities, followed by Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, both in Vietnam. And Sri Lankans, it seems, are the most search savvy when it comes to Googling that term. This is according to Google Trends, a public web facility that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.
Below are the ‘rankings’ for 2012, as of December 26, 2012.