The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission yesterday said that Sri Lanka’s population would increase moderately by about nine percent from 20 million to 22 million during the period from 2010-2041.
The Commission said that the elderly population will also increase from 2.5 million in 2010 to 5.3 million in 2041, an increase of over 100 percent or a doubling of the elderly population.
The Commission said that it has taken an initiative to organize a process of consultations to draw up draft input to the UN Open Ended Working Group as it would be a massive issue for the country in the years to come.
The UN Open Ended Working Group is working on a proposed Elders’ Convention. The Commission organized regional level consultation with the multiple stakeholders through its regional offices which have been already completed. READ MORE.