Population of Sri Lanka

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Sri lanka is 21,597,984 as of October 06, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Sri lanka is projected at 21,497,310 or 21.497 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Sri lanka is projected at 21,413,249 or 21.413 million people for the year 2020. Sri lanka ranks number 58th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Sri lanka is ranked 23rd among 51 countries in Asia.

Sri Lanka's population peak will be 2038 with 22.19 mn people after Sri Lanka's population will be decreased year by year. The Sri Lanka population is projected to reach 22 .02 million in 2030, and it will decrease to 21.81 million in 2050 and 15.28 million by 2100. Sri Lanka accounts for 0.27 percent of the world population. However, its global share will decline by 0.33% in 1983 and is projected to decline at 0.14% by 2100.

Sri lanka was at 44th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 87th in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Sri Lanka population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
202021,413,24989,5160.420.27
202121,497,31084,0610.390.27
202221,575,84278,5320.370.27
202321,648,97673,1340.340.27
202421,716,87067,8940.310.27
202521,779,68162,8110.290.27
202621,837,41957,7380.270.26
202721,890,19652,7770.240.26
202821,938,41148,2150.220.26
202921,982,56444,1530.200.26
203022,023,01640,4520.180.26
203122,059,91336,8970.170.26
203222,093,10633,1930.150.25
203322,122,23929,1330.130.25
203422,146,78124,5420.110.25
203522,166,31419,5330.090.25
203622,180,72214,4080.060.25
203722,190,0179,2950.040.25
203822,194,0934,0760.020.24
203922,192,862-1,231-0.010.24
204022,186,241-6,621-0.030.24
204122,174,208-12,033-0.050.24
204222,156,711-17,497-0.080.24
204322,133,621-23,090-0.100.24
204422,104,810-28,811-0.130.23
204522,070,206-34,604-0.160.23
204622,029,827-40,379-0.180.23
204721,983,793-46,034-0.210.23
204821,932,298-51,495-0.230.23
204921,875,607-56,691-0.260.23
205021,813,968-61,639-0.280.22
205121,747,507-66,461-0.300.22
205221,676,394-71,113-0.330.22
205321,600,931-75,463-0.350.22
205421,521,422-79,509-0.370.22
205521,438,198-83,224-0.390.22
205621,351,438-86,760-0.400.21
205721,261,268-90,170-0.420.21
205821,167,907-93,361-0.440.21
205921,071,510-96,397-0.460.21
206020,972,251-99,259-0.470.21
206120,870,265-101,986-0.490.20
206220,765,668-104,597-0.500.20
206320,658,534-107,134-0.520.20
206420,548,882-109,652-0.530.20
206520,436,765-112,117-0.550.20
206620,322,270-114,495-0.560.20
206720,205,493-116,777-0.570.19
206820,086,444-119,049-0.590.19
206919,965,176-121,268-0.600.19
207019,841,714-123,462-0.620.19
207119,716,113-125,601-0.630.19
207219,588,433-127,680-0.650.19
207319,458,777-129,656-0.660.18
207419,327,218-131,559-0.680.18
207519,193,854-133,364-0.690.18
207619,058,707-135,147-0.700.18
207718,921,813-136,894-0.720.18
207818,783,240-138,573-0.730.18
207918,643,074-140,166-0.750.17
208018,501,348-141,726-0.760.17
208118,358,098-143,250-0.770.17
208218,213,297-144,801-0.790.17
208318,066,859-146,438-0.800.17
208417,918,685-148,174-0.820.17
208517,768,655-150,030-0.840.17
208617,616,774-151,881-0.850.16
208717,463,018-153,756-0.870.16
208817,307,289-155,729-0.890.16
208917,149,463-157,826-0.910.16
209016,989,475-159,988-0.930.16
209116,827,292-162,183-0.950.16
209216,662,915-164,377-0.980.15
209316,496,406-166,509-1.000.15
209416,327,804-168,602-1.020.15
209516,157,200-170,604-1.040.15
209615,984,611-172,589-1.070.15
209715,810,088-174,523-1.090.15
209815,633,674-176,414-1.120.14
209915,455,381-178,293-1.140.14
210015,275,210-180,171-1.170.14

Sri Lanka population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19507,971,098--0.31
19518,108,433137,3351.720.31
19528,256,552148,1191.830.31
19538,417,113160,5611.940.31
19548,591,018173,9052.070.32
19558,778,438187,4202.180.32
19568,978,765200,3272.280.32
19579,190,650211,8852.360.32
19589,412,139221,4892.410.32
19599,640,825228,6862.430.32
19609,874,476233,6512.420.33
196110,111,637237,1612.400.33
196210,352,179240,5422.380.33
196310,597,511245,3322.370.33
196410,849,975252,4642.380.33
196511,110,820260,8452.400.33
196611,380,670269,8502.430.33
196711,657,650276,9802.430.34
196811,937,600279,9502.400.34
196912,214,956277,3562.320.34
197012,485,740270,7842.220.34
197112,747,821262,0812.100.34
197213,002,231254,4102.000.34
197313,252,036249,8051.920.34
197413,501,935249,8991.890.34
197513,755,146253,2111.880.34
197614,012,899257,7531.870.34
197714,273,495260,5961.860.34
197814,533,690260,1951.820.34
197914,788,862255,1721.760.34
198015,035,834246,9721.670.34
198115,272,831236,9971.580.34
198215,501,207228,3761.500.34
198315,724,651223,4441.440.33
198415,948,487223,8361.420.33
198516,176,280227,7931.430.33
198616,408,859232,5791.440.33
198716,643,952235,0931.430.33
198816,878,189234,2371.410.33
198917,106,753228,5641.350.33
199017,325,773219,0201.280.33
199117,535,729209,9561.210.32
199217,736,821201,0921.150.32
199317,924,823188,0021.060.32
199418,094,477169,6540.950.32
199518,242,912148,4350.820.32
199618,367,288124,3760.680.32
199718,470,900103,6120.560.31
199818,564,59993,6990.510.31
199918,663,28498,6850.530.31
200018,777,601114,3170.610.31
200118,911,730134,1290.710.30
200219,062,482150,7520.800.30
200319,224,037161,5550.850.30
200419,387,153163,1160.850.30
200519,544,988157,8350.810.30
200619,695,972150,9840.770.30
200719,842,044146,0720.740.30
200819,983,984141,9400.720.29
200920,123,508139,5240.700.29
201020,261,737138,2290.690.29
201120,398,497136,7600.670.29
201220,532,600134,1030.660.29
201320,663,046130,4460.640.29
201420,788,511125,4650.610.28
201520,908,027119,5160.570.28
201621,021,171113,1440.540.28
201721,128,032106,8610.510.28
201821,228,763100,7310.480.28
201921,323,73394,9700.450.28