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Tamil New Zealander

Tamil New Zealanders are New Zealand citizens and residents of Tamil ethnicity or ancestry. An estimated number of 3000 Tamils currently reside in the country.[1] The 2013 New Zealand census found 732 people usually resident who identified as Sri Lankan Tamil, and 303 as Indian Tamil.[2]

Notable Tamil personalities

  • Mayu Pasupati, Jaffna-born New Zealand cricketer
  • Brannavan Gnanalingam - Novelist and film critic
  • Ahi Karunaharan - Actor, Writer, Director, Musician and Producer
  • Kumar Velambalam - President of the New Zealand Sri Lanka Foundation[3]
  • Vanushi Walters - Human rights activist and lawyer


  1. "History of the Tamil Diaspora". V. Sivasupramaniam. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. "2013 Census totals by topic - Table 7". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  3. "New Zealand Sri Lanka Foundation contacts". New Zealand Sri Lanka Foundation. Retrieved 12 December 2011.