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Fast Facts

Fast facts on UNICEF's work for children and women in Sri Lanka.


 Total Population  20,263,723
 % below 15 years  26
 Life Expectancy at Birth (year)  75
 GDP Per Capita  US$ 2,836
 Ranking on Human Development  92/187
 Infact Mortality Rate (per 1,000 births)  13
 Maternal Mortality Ration (per 100,000 live births)  39
 Under Five Mortality Rate (per 1,000 births)  16
 % of Children with Low Birth Weight  18
 % of Children under five years underweight  
 % of Children under five years stunted  13
 % of Children under five years wasted  20
 Adult Literacy Rate (10 years and above)  92
 Pupil/Teacher Ratio  1:18
 Net Enrolment in Primary Schools  94
 Primary Survival Rate  98
 % of students who achieved 70+ marks in G5 Exam  64
 % of population that uses improved water  84
 % of infants whose birth is registered  85

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