Standing up for the Ceylonese

SMALL and marginalised but educated and enterprising, Malaysians of Ceylonese Tamil descent do not know their actual numbers because they are lumped together under the grey label of “others”. 

Mainly from Jaffna and Trincomalee, they were brought in by the British in the 1920s and 1930s as administrators to Malaya's rubber estates and railroads. And they worked hard. 

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