Category: Demographics

Youth
Elections and Youth Participation in Sri Lanka
The translation of the article submitted by Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe to the collection of articles published by the Election Commission to mark the 85th anniversary of the universal franchise of...Continued
Elderly
Fertility and nuptiality of Sri Lanka
“Sri Lanka is the only country of South Asia where the mean age of marriage is decreasing. Teenage pregnancies are also on the rise there,” United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri … Continued
Women
In Sri Lanka,128 killed, 122 disappeared due to natural disasters in 2016
A report submitted by the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka to the parliament indicates that 128 persons have been killed and further 122 have been disappeared due to natural … Continued
Youth
Education and the development opportunities of Sri Lanka
In the finance sector, the time taken to double the knowledge is 18 years. In marketing, it is eight years. But for the IT industry the time needed to double...Continued
Demographic shift and the development opportunities
Sri Lanka is experiencing a demographic dividend under which the child population is decreasing, labour force increasing and also the elderly population increasing but in a manageable size, said Dr....Continued
Condoms for triple zeros
Sri Lanka is a country of low prevalence in terms HIV/AIDS. Sri Lanka has achieved this status basically due to the strategic planning and highly productive investments by the Ministry … Continued
Why is data so important in journalism?
One of Mark Twain’s cliche but brainy quote is “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Many who quote this to ridicule statistics ignore the fact that … Continued
Elderly
What can we offer to ageing Somalatha of Sri Lanka?
  Somalatha is a rural woman who lives in a border village in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. She is a 54-year old rubber factory worker. “Rubber prices have … Continued
Women
Where Have All the Working Women Gone?
Did you know that only 10.3% of women in the Sri Lankan work force are employers? This is odd given that our women account for 59.7% of students enrolled in … Continued