Nearly 85 percent of jobs would be transformed in the next three years while the rest would disappear as a result of global digital transformation, a top official of Microsoft Sri Lanka revealed. He added that about 65 percent of Asia-Pacific’s GDP would be derived from digital products or services created directly through technology by 2021.

A survey by Bitkom revealed that digital transformation could create jobs through new processes and business models.

While the Sri Lankan labour market has not witnessed significant changes due to the slow rate of technological growth, digitisation is gaining pace with the adoption of online booking of medical specialists, digitalisation of medical tests and mobile banking.