The so-called IndianTamil of Sri Lanka were brought there by the British in the 19th and 20th centuries as workers on the tea estates, and they have been regarded as foreigners by the other ethnic groups.
12.08.2012 ... commenting on this movement to keep the S. Indian cultural invasions out of Jaffna wrote: “Today in Sri Lanka a movement to foster Tamil language in every aspect independent of IndianTamil is gaining popularity.
22.10.2012 [Eurasia Review] - During a conversation with an IndianTamil LTTE supporter the IndianTamil explained why Tamil Nadu politicians support LTTE. A quote from a IndianTamil in Chennai “Our main purpose of supporting LTTE for Eelaam is to establish a foothold and a
15.10.2012 [Sri Lanka Guardian] - The TNA has to study how the Muslim community and the so-called IndianTamil community have found their place within Sri Lanka, without sacrificing the identity or communal rights. The time for confrontational politics was over with the defeat of the LTTE.
26.10.2012 In the latter stages of the Kandyan kingdom, the Nayakkar royal family and much of the aristocracy were of South IndianTamil origin – many of whom signed the Kandyan Convention in Tamil. Indeed, such was the hold of the ...