PASL is a non-profit professional organization which promotes research in demography and population studies.





Notes for Contributors

History of the PASL
The Population Association of Sri Lanka (PASL) was founded on 08 February 1997 in the presence of a concerned group of 72 scholars, academics, policy makers and professionals in the field of demography/population studies and allied fields. Late Prof. S. Tilakaratne was the founder President and Prof. K.A.P. Siddhisena was the founder Secretary. Initially UNFPA funded the formation of the Association

Mission of the PASL


Provision of a forum for scholars, researchers, teachers and students to present their views on varios issues of population /demography and to make a contribution to the development of the discipline both at home and abroad.

Objectives of the PASL

As prescribed in the constitution, there are four main objectives of the Population Association of Sri Lanka:

  • The promotion of research in Demography and Population Studies with special reference to Sri Lanka.
  • The development of closer contacts among persons engaged in teaching, research and policy planning, and implementation in the field of Demography and Population Studies.
  • The dissemination of knowledge of Demography and Population Studies and actively promoting an interest in the subject at institutions of higher learning and other organizations working in the relevant field and
  • Promoting awareness of population and development issues in the community at large, with a view to influencing public policy.

Supportive institutions/linkages

Department of Demography
University of Colombo
PO Box 1490
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tel: +94-112-2586111 Fax: +94-112-258110 E-mail:


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