Sri Lanka Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of Sri Lanka population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Sri Lanka in 2021 is 21,497,310, a 0.39% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2020 was 21,413,249, a 0.42% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2019 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2021 Population
India 1,393,409,038
Indonesia 276,361,783
Pakistan 225,199,937
Nigeria 211,400,708
Bangladesh 166,303,498
Philippines 111,046,913
Egypt 104,258,327
Vietnam 98,168,833
Kenya 54,985,698
Myanmar 54,806,012
Sudan 44,909,353
Ukraine 43,466,819
Morocco 37,344,795
Uzbekistan 33,935,763
Angola 33,933,610
Ghana 31,732,129
Cameroon 27,224,265
Sri Lanka 21,497,310
Zambia 18,920,651
Cambodia 16,946,438
Tunisia 11,935,766
Bolivia 11,832,940
Honduras 10,062,991
Papua New Guinea 9,119,010
Nicaragua 6,702,385
El Salvador 6,518,499
Mauritania 4,775,119
Moldova 4,024,019
Georgia 3,979,765
Mongolia 3,329,289
Lesotho 2,159,079
Timor-Leste 1,343,873
Eswatini 1,172,362
Djibouti 1,002,187
Bhutan 779,898
Solomon Islands 703,996
Cabo Verde 561,898
Micronesia 554,397
Vanuatu 314,464
Sao Tome and Principe 223,368
Kiribati 121,392
Sri Lanka - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 21,497,310 0.39%
2020 21,413,249 0.42%
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%