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Gross debt in Sri Lanka

The government gross debt refers to the total of all sums of money that have to be paid to other countries, communities or institutions. On the other hand not included in the gross debt are the demands of a country to foreign ones.

The gross debt in Sri Lanka in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 12.1 billion and 81.7 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 82 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Sri Lanka a debt of 3,726 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,780 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearSri Lanka totalSri Lanka per capitaEU per capita
199812.12 bn USD653 USD12,387 USD
199912.57 bn USD674 USD12,342 USD
200013.37 bn USD712 USD9,877 USD
200113.73 bn USD726 USD9,894 USD
200216.46 bn USD864 USD10,773 USD
200316.87 bn USD878 USD13,433 USD
200418.47 bn USD953 USD15,459 USD
200519.32 bn USD989 USD16,095 USD
200621.72 bn USD1,103 USD16,570 USD
200724.03 bn USD1,211 USD18,334 USD
200828.95 bn USD1,449 USD21,119 USD
200931.63 bn USD1,572 USD22,222 USD
201040.60 bn USD2,004 USD26,496 USD
201146.43 bn USD2,276 USD29,231 USD
201247.64 bn USD2,332 USD28,064 USD
201353.34 bn USD2,591 USD29,836 USD
201457.31 bn USD2,758 USD30,512 USD
201563.26 bn USD3,017 USD25,813 USD
201665.11 bn USD3,071 USD26,165 USD
201768.11 bn USD3,176 USD26,931 USD
201874.07 bn USD3,418 USD28,362 USD
201972.91 bn USD3,344 USD27,095 USD
202081.67 bn USD3,726 USD30,780 USD


Comparison of the gross debt per capita with the European Union in Euro



      Sri Lanka       European Union


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