Sri Lanka Facts, Population Count and Statistics (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Sri Lanka facts and statistics I was able to dig up including population counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Sri Lanka Facts

  • Geographical Location: Google Maps
  • Size: 25,330 square miles (65,610 square kilometers)
  • Continent: Asia
  • National Language: Sinhala and Tamil
  • Capital City: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte and Colombo
  • Largest City: Colombo
  • Population Count: 20.969 million (2018)

Sri Lanka Time Zone(s):

Time zone Offset
India Standard Time UTC +5:30

Sri Lanka Major Cities:

  • Colombo
  • Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
  • Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
  • Moratuwa
  • Negombo
  • Kandy
  • Kalmunai
  • Vavuniya
  • Galle
  • Trincomalee
Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Sri Lanka stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official government tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.