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Sri Lankan Malays

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Sri Lankan Malays are the Malay or southeast Asian people living in Sri Lanka. They are Sri Lankan citizens from Indonesia, Malaysia, or Singapore. Also people from Brunei[1] and the Philippines[2] are called Malays in Sri Lanka. The 2011 Census said that the population of Sri Lankan Malays is 40,000 people.[3] They came to Sri Lanka during 1796-1948 when both countries came to control of the British Empire.

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  1. "The Malay Identity in Brunei Darussalam and Sri Lanka" By B. A. Hussainmiya(Universiti Brunei Darussalam)
  2. "Locating the Filipino as Malay: A Reassertion of Historical Identity from the Regional Periphery" Published online by Cambridge University Press (20 January 2020)
  3. "Population by ethnic group, census years" (PDF). Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2012.