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%).