flag Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: Statistical Overview

Capital: Colombo


Total Population: 22,181,000
Natural Increase: 0.1%
Density: 358 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 19.0%
Ethnic Origins: About 75% Sinhalese, 11% Sri Lankan Tamil, 9% Sri Lankan Moor, 4% Indian Tamil and 1% other ethnic groups. (Department of Census and Statistics)
Official Language: Sinhala, Tamil
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%.
Literacy Rate: 90.7%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Colombo

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR)

Country Overview

Area: 65,610 km²
Type of State: Democratic Socialist Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
An economy based on food industries; textiles and clothing.
HDI*: 0.757/1
HDI (World Rank): 73/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Sri Lanka, dial 00
To call Sri Lanka, dial +94
Internet Suffix: .lk
Telephone Lines: 16.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 18.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 88.66% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 22,23319,93716,05520,63718,291
Exports of Goods (million USD) 11,89011,94010,04712,49913,107
Imports of Services (million USD) 6,8316,6193,8212,9522,782
Exports of Services (million USD) 8,3747,4743,0352,4753,062

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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Latest Update: November 2023