Sri Lanka and ADB

In the Spotlight

Sri Lanka’s social indicators are among the best in South Asia, with near universal literacy, and comparatively low levels of poverty. Since the country’s civil conflict ended in May 2009, Sri Lanka has recorded high economic growth.

The new government that was formed following the presidential election in January 2015 is focused on inclusive growth and good governance.

ADB assistance focuses on promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, catalyzing private investment and enhancing the effectiveness of public investment, and supporting human resource and knowledge development.

Fact Sheet


Projects in Sri Lanka

20.68(2014) Population in millions

0.2%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate

6.7%(2013) Population living below the national poverty line

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