Sri Lanka country facts

  • Island off the south-eastern cost shores of India, 880 km north of the equator, in the Indian Ocean
    (Source: gov.lk) 7 00 N, 81 00 E
  • Area: 65,610 sq Km

  • lower middle income country with a total population of 21 million (21,203,000)
  •  Female 51.59% Male 48.41%

  • All schools 10,162
  • All students  4,143,330
  • Male student 2,052,188, Female student 2,091,142
  • Literacy rate 92.63% – Male 93.63% Female 91.71% source: www.gov.lk

  • Per capita income of USD 3,924 in 2015
  • Sri Lanka’s economy grew at an average of 6.4 percent between 2010-2015,
  • The country ranked 73rd in Human Development Index in 2015
  • Poverty rate fell half a percentage point, from 2.4 to 1.9 percent between 2009/10 and 2012/13
  • Nearly 15 percent of the population lived on less than $3.10 per day.
  • GDP $ 83.316 Billion in 2015 (Source: The World Bank )

  • Non communicable diseases (NCDs) cause more than three quarters of all deaths and nearly 1 in 5 people die prematurely from NCDs.
  • Fuelled by tobacco use, unhealthy diet, harmful use of alcohol and physical inactivity are the factors :www.who.int
  • WHO data – per capita alcohol consumption 2.5 – 5 L source www.who.int
  • Number of people living with HIV/AIDS 4100 Range (2800- 6400) source gov.lk
  • WHO data published in 2015life expectancy in Sri Lanka is: Male 71.6, female 78.3 and total life expectancy is 74.9 which gives Sri Lanka a WorldLife Expectancy ranking of 67.

 

Tobacco & Alcohol Facts

Facts Titles and sources Tobacco Alcohol
Source: non Communicable disease risk factor survey in sri lanka ( STEP Survey 2015) WHO & Health ministry in sri lanka

29.4% current male smoking above age 18

.1% current Female Smoking
consumption above age 18

34.8% current male Alcohol Consumption above age 18

.5% current Female Alcohol consumption above age 18

Global Youth Trend Survey Report(GYTS) in sri lanka 2015 2.9% current male
Cigarette Smoking above age 13-150% current fe male
Cigarette Smoking above age 13-15
 
ADIC Spot Survey July 2016 32% current male
smoking above age 15
32.9% current male Alcohol
consumption above age 15
2010 WHO. (2015 Projection WHO) Pure alcohol consumption among persons (age 15+) in 4.5 liters per capita per year  

26,280 people every year

Source : Hon. Health Minister Rajitha Senarathna( ADA newspaper, 2017. 01.26 page 09)

23,000 people every year people
every yearSource : Dr. Anula Wijesundere, Daily Mirror news paper , 2016.10.06 page 14
 
Users Expenditures
Company annual reports 2015/2016 (CTC, DCSL ,Lion Brewery)
Cigarette
Rs. 121,525 Million (more than 332 Million per every day )

Arrack Rs.72114 million – (more than 197 Million per every day)

Beer Rs36690 Million more than (100 Million per every day )

Prices Cigarette
Highest Price – Rs.55.00 (Brand – Dunhill Switch, Dunhill Blue, Dunhill Gray / Benson & Hedges )
Lowest price – Rs.20.00(Brand -Capstan)
Source : The Island – 2016.11.01
Highest price
Arrack – Rs.6000.00 -750 mlBeer – Rs.380.00 – 500ml (Brand – Carlsberg Special Brew beer/ Tiger Black )

 

Lowest price
Arrack – Rs.250.00 – 180 ml (Brand – Twenty Twenty 20/20 – Mendis Company)

Beer – Rs.130.00 – 330ml (Brand – Lion Larger)