Road Traffic Accidents in Sri Lanka

Road Traffic Accidents in Sri Lanka
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 3,554 (2.80%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 16.33
  • Cause of death world rank: 98.
  • Road Traffic Accidents, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 3,554 deaths in Sri Lanka. That’s about 1 of every 36 deaths in Sri Lanka.
  • About 10 people die of Road Traffic Accidents each day, an average of 1 death every 3 hours.

Demographic Summary

Value World Rank
Population total 22,409,381 56
Sex ratio m / f 0.96 148
Population 0-14 24.1% 113
Population 15-64 66.3% 74
Population 65 + 9.7% 66

Road Traffic Accidents


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 75.02
3 Rwanda Rwanda 46.59
4 Liberia Liberia 46.20
5 Burundi Burundi 45.95
6 Uganda Uganda 45.69
7 Mozambique Mozambique 44.52
8 Gambia Gambia 43.85
9 Tanzania Tanzania 43.56
10 Malawi Malawi 43.10
11 Venezuela Venezuela 42.18
12 Comoros Comoros 41.83
13 Madagascar Madagascar 40.55
14 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 39.57
15 Togo Togo 39.30
16 Kenya Kenya 39.22
17 Senegal Senegal 38.40
18 South Sudan South Sudan 37.80
19 Benin Benin 37.57
20 Eritrea Eritrea 37.37
21 DR Congo DR Congo 36.88
22 Ethiopia Ethiopia 36.36
23 Somalia Somalia 35.88
24 Zambia Zambia 35.43
25 Niger Niger 35.37
26 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 35.37
27 Sudan Sudan 35.23
Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.