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One in four Sri Lankan households own a computer: survey

In 2015, at least one computer is available in 24 percent of households of the country, a survey conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics shows. 

“That is about one out of every four households owns either a desktop or a laptop computer. This percentage is 41.5 percent in Urban sector and Rural and Estate sector show 22.0 percent and 4.5 percent respectively. 

The highest availability is in Western province (38.5%) while the lowest availability is reported from Uva (12.5%),” the report said. Overall Computer Literacy reported in 2015 for Sri Lanka is 27.1 percent. 

The survey results show an increase of 11 percentage points from 2006/07 to 2015. The survey results reveal that higher the level of education higher is the computer literacy. 

The group with A/L or above level of education shows the highest computer literacy rate (70.0%). Also computer literacy is higher among those who are literate in English language (69.5%).