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6 October 2017

Generation-to-Generation Dialogue on Population Ageing in Sri Lanka

Population ageing is accelerating in Sri Lanka at a faster rate than any other country in South Asia. There are around 2.5 million people above the age of 60 years in Sri Lanka and it is projected that by 2030, 1 in 5...

5 October 2017

UNFPA’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director arrives in Sri Lanka

The newly appointed Asia Pacific Regional Director of UNFPA, Mr. Bjorn Andersson, will arrive in the island on 6 October 2017 for a 5-day mission. This will be his first official mission since taking up his post as...

26 September 2017

Enabling Youth to Deliver Innovative Solutions to Address Social Issues

The Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum with support from the United Nations Population Fund enables 10 youth to deliver their innovative projects and drive social change through the iVoice initiative Colombo, 21 September 2017:  There are 4.7 million young people between the ages of 15–29 years in Sri Lanka. As agents of


This thematic report on the ageing population of Sri Lanka is part of a series of...
Sri Lanka has a long history with regard to family planning and maternal care. Since the...

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