Distribution Of Population By Ethnicity For Five Years In Batticaloa District 
Ethnicity Year
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Tamils 415217 422679 421496 418043 423526
Muslims 145349 151487 153186 155980 157000
Burgers 3905 4117 5268 5512 5020
Sinhalese 1246 1162 1180 1261 1212
Others 64 24 93 21 45
Total          565,781             579,469          581,223          580,817         586,803
 
           
Source: Dept. Statistics, Kachcheri, Batticaloa