Sri Lanka Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of Sri Lanka population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Sri Lanka in 2022 is 21,575,842, a 0.37% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2021 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2022 Population
India 1,406,631,776
Indonesia 279,134,505
Pakistan 229,488,994
Nigeria 216,746,934
Bangladesh 167,885,689
Philippines 112,508,994
Egypt 106,156,692
Vietnam 98,953,541
Kenya 56,215,221
Myanmar 55,227,143
Sudan 45,992,020
Ukraine 43,192,122
Morocco 37,772,756
Angola 35,027,343
Uzbekistan 34,382,084
Ghana 32,395,450
Cameroon 27,911,548
Sri Lanka 21,575,842
Zambia 19,470,234
Cambodia 17,168,639
Tunisia 12,046,656
Bolivia 11,992,656
Honduras 10,221,247
Papua New Guinea 9,292,169
Nicaragua 6,779,100
El Salvador 6,550,389
Mauritania 4,901,981
Moldova 4,013,171
Georgia 3,968,738
Mongolia 3,378,078
Lesotho 2,175,699
Timor-Leste 1,369,429
Eswatini 1,184,817
Djibouti 1,016,097
Bhutan 787,941
Solomon Islands 721,159
Cabo Verde 567,678
Micronesia 559,889
Vanuatu 321,832
Sao Tome and Principe 227,679
Kiribati 123,419
Sri Lanka - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 21,575,842 0.37%
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%