Sri Lanki joins a long list of countries that have finally recognized that ageing of their population can present many challenges.  The Human Development Unit of the World Bank recently reported that Sri Lanka’s population is among the oldest in the non-developed world and is one of the fastest ageing countries in the world and the fastest in South Asia.

According to News Blaze, the government has joined hands with the Forum on Ageing, a consortium of NGOs whose goal is to help address the needs of senior citizens.  To this end the Forum has initiated training program for caregivers as well as help organize seniors to participate in development of programs.

Don’t miss Ageing In Sri Lanka a workshop at IAHSA’s 8th International Conference in London to learn more.