Population Dynamics and Development in Sri Lanka

No. of pages: 8

Publication date: 23 January 2017

Author: Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake

Publisher: UNFPA

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Sri Lanka is currently experiencing major population dynamics including significant transformations in its age structure associated with the ‘youth bulge’ as well as ‘population ageing’. These novel population trends create many developmental challenges as well as opportunities that have crucial implications for social, economic and environmental development.