Sri Lanka is a country of many religions and the pattern closely follows the ethnic groupings. Buddhism is the dominant creed of the largest ethnic, the sinhales, and is followed by 70% of the population. It plays an extremely important role in the country, both spirtually and culturally. Sri Lanka's literature, art and architecture are to a large extent a product of its Buddhist basis. About extent a product of its Bhuddhist basis. About 15% of population, mainly Tamils, is Hindu. Muslims account for about 9% and Christians abtou 7.5%. The Christian include both Sinhalese and Tamil convert.
Sri Lanka is a land of religious freedom and tolerance. Wherever you travel you will come across a Buddhist Temple or Dagaba, a Hindu Kovil, a Christian Church or a Mosque, each with its own distinctive architecture.