Sri Lanka

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 2,507,630
  • % of total
  • 0.1%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 7,464,687
  • % of total
  • 0.3%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • South Asia
  • Income group
  • Lower middle income

Data on social pensions

Senior Citizen's Allowance for Strengthen Elderly

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Senior Citizen's Allowance for Strengthen Elderly
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 2013
  • Administrative Organisation
  • National Secretariat for Elders (NSE) of the Ministry of Social Empowerment and Welfare.

2015

Pension schemes in Sri Lanka

Eliminating pension anomalies – reaching beyond public servants

Eligibility criteria

2016

UNESCAP, Income Security for Older Persons in Sri Lanka

Coverage

HelpAge Calculation

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 9,265,920,000 Sri Lankan rupee
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.1%
  • References and notes

Resources on the pension in Sri Lanka

  • Eliminating pension anomalies reaching beyond public servants

    Year: 2015 | Published by: Daily FT

    Author: Nisha Arunatilake

    This article summarises the coverage, adequacy and poverty reducing potential of contributory and non-contributory pension schemes in Sri Lanka.

  • Addressing issues of social protection to enhance equity in Sri Lanka

    Year: 2015 | Published by: Daily Mirror

    Author: Ganga Tilakaratna

    This article provides a brief description of Sri Lanka's social protection system, and highlights four key issues that need to be addressed in order...

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