COMPUTER LITERACY ON THE RISE
Sri Lanka had an overall computer literacy rate of 27.5 percent by the end of the first half of 2016, according to a national survey conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics, which reveals an increase in the island’s computer literacy of 0.9 percent from the first half of 2015.
While at least one computer was available in 22.5 percent of households in general, 35.3 percent and 20.7 percent of households in urban and rural areas respectively displayed computer ownership.
The highest availability of computers was reported in the Western Province (34.8%), while the lowest availability was reported in the Eastern Province with 12.2 percent.
In terms of internet usage, the Colombo District had the highest share (30.1%), while the Trincomalee District displayed the lowest of 3.3 percent.