Population of Sri Lanka

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2022)
Date21 Feb 2024

The current population of Sri Lanka is 21,938,634 as of April 19, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Sri Lanka is projected at 21,949,268 or 21.95 million as of July 1, 2024. The total population in Sri Lanka is projected at 21,893,579 or 21.89 million people for the year 2023.

Sri Lanka ranks number 61st in the world by population in the list of 237 countries/territories. Sri Lanka is ranked 24th among 51 countries/territories in Asia.

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  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Sri Lanka population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
202221,799,88421,832,14364,5180.2960.27
202321,864,40221,893,57958,3540.2670.27
202421,922,75621,949,26853,0230.2420.27
202521,975,77922,000,24648,9330.2220.27
202622,024,71222,046,38643,3470.1970.27
202722,068,05922,087,51038,9010.1760.26
202822,106,96022,124,28834,6570.1570.26
202922,141,61722,157,45631,6780.1430.26
203022,173,29522,186,97027,3510.1230.26
203122,200,64622,212,43623,5800.1060.26
203222,224,22622,234,27120,0900.0900.26
203322,244,31622,252,90917,1860.0770.25
203422,261,50222,268,03113,0580.0590.25
203522,274,56022,278,7458,3700.0380.25
203622,282,93022,285,2344,6080.0210.25
203722,287,53822,287,571650.0000.25
203822,287,60322,285,269-4,667-0.0210.25
203922,282,93622,277,488-10,895-0.0490.24
204022,272,04122,263,893-16,295-0.0730.24
204122,255,74622,244,994-21,505-0.0970.24
204222,234,24122,220,535-27,412-0.1230.24
204322,206,82922,190,606-32,446-0.1460.24
204422,174,38322,154,591-39,584-0.1790.24
204522,134,79922,112,321-44,956-0.2030.23
204622,089,84322,064,179-51,329-0.2330.23
204722,038,51422,009,917-57,194-0.2600.23
204821,981,32021,950,180-62,279-0.2840.23
204921,919,04121,885,412-67,257-0.3070.23
205021,851,78421,814,985-73,598-0.3370.22
205121,778,18621,739,207-77,959-0.3590.22
205221,700,22721,658,999-82,456-0.3810.22
205321,617,77121,574,573-86,395-0.4000.22
205421,531,37621,486,263-90,227-0.4200.22
205521,441,14921,394,260-93,779-0.4380.22
205621,347,37021,298,669-97,402-0.4570.21
205721,249,96821,200,047-99,842-0.4710.21
205821,150,12621,099,207-101,838-0.4830.21
205921,048,28820,995,891-104,794-0.4990.21
206020,943,49420,889,752-107,484-0.5150.21
206120,836,01020,781,245-109,530-0.5270.21
206220,726,48020,670,566-111,828-0.5410.20
206320,614,65220,557,583-114,138-0.5550.20
206420,500,51420,441,963-117,103-0.5730.20
206520,383,41120,323,834-119,154-0.5860.20
206620,264,25720,203,022-122,470-0.6060.20
206720,141,78720,079,331-124,913-0.6220.20
206820,016,87419,953,220-127,308-0.6380.19
206919,889,56619,824,960-129,213-0.6520.19
207019,760,35319,694,118-132,470-0.6730.19
207119,627,88319,560,333-135,100-0.6910.19
207219,492,78319,424,029-137,508-0.7080.19
207319,355,27519,285,397-139,756-0.7250.19
207419,215,51919,144,097-142,844-0.7460.18
207519,072,67518,999,945-145,461-0.7660.18
207618,927,21418,853,179-148,069-0.7850.18
207718,779,14518,703,875-150,539-0.8050.18
207818,628,60618,551,931-153,350-0.8270.18
207918,475,25618,397,625-155,262-0.8440.18
208018,319,99418,241,133-157,721-0.8650.18
208118,162,27318,082,317-159,913-0.8840.17
208218,002,36017,921,136-162,448-0.9060.17
208317,839,91217,757,732-164,361-0.9260.17
208417,675,55117,592,498-166,106-0.9440.17
208517,509,44517,425,401-168,087-0.9650.17
208617,341,35817,256,392-169,933-0.9850.17
208717,171,42517,085,473-171,904-1.0060.16
208816,999,52116,912,546-173,950-1.0290.16
208916,825,57116,737,442-176,259-1.0530.16
209016,649,31216,560,059-178,505-1.0780.16
209116,470,80716,380,632-180,350-1.1010.16
209216,290,45716,199,412-182,090-1.1240.16
209316,108,36716,016,529-183,676-1.1470.15
209415,924,69115,831,892-185,597-1.1720.15
209515,739,09415,645,483-187,223-1.1970.15
209615,551,87115,457,674-188,394-1.2190.15
209715,363,47715,268,592-189,770-1.2430.15
209815,173,70715,078,382-190,650-1.2640.15
209914,983,05714,887,090-191,935-1.2890.14
210014,791,12214,694,772-192,699-1.3110.14

Sri Lanka population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
19507,875,5317,945,977140,8921.7730.32
19518,016,4238,091,461150,0751.8550.32
19528,166,4988,245,475157,9531.9160.32
19538,324,4518,406,910164,9191.9620.32
19548,489,3708,575,075171,4101.9990.32
19558,660,7808,749,627177,6942.0310.32
19568,838,4748,931,095185,2432.0740.32
19579,023,7179,122,978198,5232.1760.32
19589,222,2409,329,666214,8532.3030.32
19599,437,0939,551,293228,4012.3910.32
19609,665,4949,783,871236,7552.4200.32
19619,902,24910,022,888241,2772.4070.33
196210,143,52610,267,067247,0832.4070.33
196310,390,60910,517,531253,8432.4140.33
196410,644,45210,774,086259,2692.4070.33
196510,903,72111,035,224263,0062.3830.33
196611,166,72711,299,721265,9892.3540.33
196711,432,71611,571,008276,5842.3900.33
196811,709,30011,846,815275,0302.3220.33
196911,984,33012,119,207269,7542.2260.33
197012,254,08412,388,769269,3702.1740.34
197112,523,45412,654,651262,3952.0740.34
197212,785,84912,914,457257,2161.9920.34
197313,043,06513,169,737253,3441.9240.34
197413,296,40913,418,276243,7341.8160.34
197513,540,14313,662,873245,4611.7970.34
197613,785,60413,910,170249,1321.7910.34
197714,034,73614,159,052248,6331.7560.34
197814,283,36914,414,816262,8931.8240.34
197914,546,26214,680,387268,2501.8270.34
198014,814,51214,943,645258,2651.7280.34
198115,072,77715,198,918252,2821.6600.34
198215,325,05915,438,753227,3881.4730.34
198315,552,44715,658,442211,9911.3540.33
198415,764,43815,872,577216,2791.3630.33
198515,980,71716,092,338223,2421.3870.33
198616,203,95916,317,995228,0721.3980.33
198716,432,03116,547,139230,2161.3910.33
198816,662,24716,773,736222,9791.3290.33
198916,885,22616,990,575210,6991.2400.33
199017,095,92517,204,094216,3381.2570.32
199117,312,26317,416,596208,6671.1980.32
199217,520,93017,624,457207,0541.1750.32
199317,727,98417,825,611195,2551.0950.32
199417,923,23918,011,744177,0100.9830.32
199518,100,24918,177,572154,6470.8510.32
199618,254,89618,322,506135,2200.7380.31
199718,390,11618,449,123118,0130.6400.31
199818,508,12918,560,798105,3370.5680.31
199918,613,46618,670,411113,8910.6100.31
200018,727,35718,776,37198,0280.5220.31
200118,825,38518,920,275189,7801.0030.30
200219,015,16519,110,707191,0831.0000.30
200319,206,24819,303,180193,8641.0040.30
200419,400,11219,490,431180,6380.9270.30
200519,580,75019,673,866186,2320.9470.30
200619,766,98219,870,706207,4481.0440.30
200719,974,43020,078,655208,4491.0380.30
200820,182,87920,285,643205,5271.0130.30
200920,388,40620,482,477188,1410.9190.30
201020,576,54720,668,557184,0210.8900.30
201120,760,56820,859,743198,3490.9510.29
201220,958,91721,017,147116,4600.5540.29
201321,075,37721,131,756112,7590.5340.29
201421,188,13621,239,457102,6420.4830.29
201521,290,77821,336,69791,8390.4300.29
201621,382,61721,425,49485,7540.4000.29
201721,468,37121,506,81376,8830.3570.28
201821,545,25421,580,71070,9120.3290.28
201921,616,16621,649,66466,9960.3090.28
202021,683,16221,715,07963,8350.2940.28
202121,746,99721,773,44152,8870.2430.28