Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan provincial chief minister criticizes concept of a small family
Sun, Jan 20, 2013, 09:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 20, Colombo: A provincial chief minister in Sri Lanka has made a critical statement against the concept of a small family that has been promoted in the country for several decades.

Sabaragamuwa Province Chief Minister Mahipala Herath has said that there were concerns over the slow growth of the Sinhala population in the country.

Addressing an event of the Government's Midwifery Services Association, the Chief Minister has said the concept of small family that was initiated in 1980 was no longer valid in the country.

According to the 2011 census the country's Muslim population grew by 76.4 percent, since the last census in 1981, compared to the 38.4 percent of the growth in Sinhala population and the 35.5 percent growth in Tamils.

Herath has observed that the concept of small family was irrelevant in today's context since there's a need for more pious and wise children.

According to Herath, parents should be encouraged to produce more children.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka police detain 37 asylum seekers returned by Australia
-- [56 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka opposition presidential candidate vows to protect President and security forces from war crime charges
-- [1 hour and 37 minutes ago]
Leftist party of Sri Lanka ruling coalition to meet tomorrow to reconsider party support at presidential polls
-- [2 hours ago]
Two Sri Lankan government ministers likely to cross over to the opposition next week
-- [3 hours ago]
British High Commission celebrates UK-Sri Lanka ties with cricket teams
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka inflation drops to 1.5 percent in November 2014, food prices increase
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka minister's son and six others granted bail
Sri Lanka's ruling party national list MP resigns from parliament
Sri Lanka Defense Secretary calls on nations to share intelligence to combat transnational crime
Fitch assigns Sri Lanka's Singer's notes 'A-(lka)' final rating

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.