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Sri Lanka has less students due to family planning

May 20, 2010 5:02:01 AM - yahoo.com
The number of schoolgoers in Sri Lanka had dropped drastically due to the success of the country's family planning programs, a local English newspaper reported on Thursday. The Island quoted Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena as saying that the 5-19 age cohort had dropped from 5.4 million in 1981 to 4.1 million in 2008 owing to the success of family planning programs. Gunawardena said that ...