The Ministry of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Officially published an exploratory anthropological book on “People of Sri Lanka ” under the patronage of His Excellency Maithripa Sirisena, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka with the participation of Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe at the invitation of Hon. Mano Ganesan, Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages on 18th of July, 2017 a the BMICH.
This book is a compilation of articles on the cultural diversities of 22 communities in Sri Lanka.
Burghers of the Eastern Coastal region is recognised as a distinct and unique ethnic group by the government of Sri Lanka.