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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
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I have to work even though I cannot, my son
I saw this elderly woman while I and my friend Sajeewa Chamikara were traveling in Kaludiyaalla area in Monaragala district to look into a land issue of the people of … Continued
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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
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Demographic Dividend: How much time is left for Sri Lanka?
The year 1992 marked something significant in Sri Lanka. For the first time that year, our working age population began to outnumber those who are statistically considered as outside the … Continued
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Crossing Population’s ‘River of Myths’ with Hans Rosling
[NOTE: World Statistics Day is observed on October 20. This year’s theme emphasizes the role of high quality official statistical information in informed policy and decision making for sustainable development.] … Continued
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Are Older People Sri Lanka’s ‘Forgotten Generation’?
Shuffling through Friday’s (02 October) newspapers, there were quite a few stories about children. This was expected given that yesterday was National Children’s Day. Front pages were splashed with pictures … Continued
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From MDGs to SDGs: Well done, Sri Lanka – but mind the gaps!
“You’re doing well – but can do better! Try harder!” Teachers have been saying such words to generations of school children. It also seems apt advice for Sri Lanka’s human … Continued
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Don’t Forget ‘Invisible’ Older People, urges Global AgeWatch Index 2015
  “As we get older, our rights do not change. As we get older, we are no less human and should not become invisible,” says Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South … Continued