International Day for Older Persons falling today
The world celebrates Elderly Day today under the theme “Elderly Challenges in the Face of Epidemics” against a backdrop of 37 million people worldwide being recognized as adults.
The adult population lost to the world this year with the corona epidemic is enormous.
The adult population is a central factor in moving the world towards development goals.
At present 16.4% of the population of Sri Lanka is elderly.
The Elders’ Secretariat stated that in the future, a quarter of the country’s population will be elderly.