UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


 The panelists (L-R): ​Mr. Indrajit Samarjiv - Founder of YAMU, Ms. Anomaa Rajakaruna - Film Maker, Dr. Hiranthi Wijemanne - Former Vice Chairperson of the Monitoring Committee of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Dr. Sisira Kodagoda - Moderator of the Panel - Chairman of the National Council for Road Safety, ASP M. R. Lamahewa - Sri Lanka Police, Mr. Vajira Perera - Video Journalist at ITN, Ms. Ushanthy Gowthaman - Blog Content Writer, UNFPA.

31 August 2017

UNFPA Advocates for Safer Public Transport for Women

Colombo, 29 August 2017: A 2015 survey commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) revealed that 90 per cent of women in Sri Lanka have experienced sexual harassment on public transport, while only 4 per...

25 July 2017

UNFPA & SDJF launch www.iVoice.lk – a tri-lingual online platform for youth to discuss social issues and to drive innovative solutions

Colombo, 18 July 2017:  Globally, Sri Lanka has played a leading role in advocating for youth participation and decision-making. In 2014, the World Conference on Youth was hosted in Colombo, resulting in the commemoration of World Youth Skills Day on 15 July, every year. More recently, young Sri Lankan, Ms. Jayathma

10 July 2017

Sri Lanka’s first National Family Planning Programme Review Launched marking World Population Day

Recognizing the importance of family planning, the Ministry of Health launched the first Review of Sri Lanka’s National Family Planning Programme (NFPP) at the Family Health Bureau. This is the first review of the NFPP...

21 June 2017

University Grants Commission and UNFPA empower youth through access to reproductive health information

Colombo, 21 June 2017: 1 in 4 people in Sri Lanka are between the ages of 15 and 29 years. This is a critical period in life for youth to develop accurate knowledge and attitudes on sexual and reproductive health and rights. According to the National Youth Health Survey 2012-13, over 50% of Sri Lankan youth are unaware about


Sri Lanka has a long history with regard to family planning and maternal care. Since the...
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