Sri Lanka Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of Sri Lanka population from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Sri Lanka in 2019 is 21,323,733, a 0.45% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2018 was 21,228,763, a 0.48% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2017 was 21,128,032, a 0.51% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2016 was 21,021,171, a 0.54% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2019 Population
India 1,366,417,754
Indonesia 270,625,568
Pakistan 216,565,318
Nigeria 200,963,599
Bangladesh 163,046,161
Philippines 108,116,615
Egypt 100,388,073
Vietnam 96,462,106
Myanmar 54,045,420
Kenya 52,573,973
Ukraine 43,993,638
Sudan 42,813,238
Morocco 36,471,769
Uzbekistan 32,981,716
Angola 31,825,295
Ghana 30,417,856
Cameroon 25,876,380
Sri Lanka 21,323,733
Zambia 17,861,030
Cambodia 16,486,542
Tunisia 11,694,719
Bolivia 11,513,100
Honduras 9,746,117
Papua New Guinea 8,776,109
Nicaragua 6,545,502
El Salvador 6,453,553
Mauritania 4,525,696
Moldova 4,043,263
Georgia 3,996,765
Mongolia 3,225,167
Lesotho 2,125,268
Timor-Leste 1,293,119
Eswatini 1,148,130
Djibouti 973,560
Bhutan 763,092
Solomon Islands 669,823
Cabo Verde 549,935
Micronesia 543,486
Vanuatu 299,882
Sao Tome and Principe 215,056
Kiribati 117,606
Sri Lanka - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 21,323,733 0.45%
2018 21,228,763 0.48%
2017 21,128,032 0.51%
2016 21,021,171 0.54%
2015 20,908,027 0.57%
2014 20,788,511 0.61%
2013 20,663,046 0.64%
2012 20,532,600 0.66%
2011 20,398,497 0.67%
2010 20,261,737 0.69%
2009 20,123,508 0.70%
2008 19,983,984 0.72%
2007 19,842,044 0.74%
2006 19,695,972 0.77%
2005 19,544,988 0.81%
2004 19,387,153 0.85%
2003 19,224,037 0.85%
2002 19,062,482 0.80%
2001 18,911,730 0.71%
2000 18,777,601 0.61%
1999 18,663,284 0.53%
1998 18,564,599 0.51%
1997 18,470,900 0.56%
1996 18,367,288 0.68%
1995 18,242,912 0.82%
1994 18,094,477 0.95%
1993 17,924,823 1.06%
1992 17,736,821 1.15%
1991 17,535,729 1.21%
1990 17,325,773 1.28%
1989 17,106,753 1.35%
1988 16,878,189 1.41%
1987 16,643,952 1.43%
1986 16,408,859 1.44%
1985 16,176,280 1.43%
1984 15,948,487 1.42%
1983 15,724,651 1.44%
1982 15,501,207 1.50%
1981 15,272,831 1.58%
1980 15,035,834 1.67%
1979 14,788,862 1.76%
1978 14,533,690 1.82%
1977 14,273,495 1.86%
1976 14,012,899 1.87%
1975 13,755,146 1.88%
1974 13,501,935 1.89%
1973 13,252,036 1.92%
1972 13,002,231 2.00%
1971 12,747,821 2.10%
1970 12,485,740 2.22%
1969 12,214,956 2.32%
1968 11,937,600 2.40%
1967 11,657,650 2.43%
1966 11,380,670 2.43%
1965 11,110,820 2.40%
1964 10,849,975 2.38%
1963 10,597,511 2.37%
1962 10,352,179 2.38%
1961 10,111,637 2.40%
1960 9,874,476 2.42%
1959 9,640,825 2.43%
1958 9,412,139 2.41%
1957 9,190,650 2.36%
1956 8,978,765 2.28%
1955 8,778,438 2.18%
1954 8,591,018 2.07%
1953 8,417,113 1.94%
1952 8,256,552 1.83%
1951 8,108,433 1.72%
1950 7,971,098 0.00%