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Internet Usage Statistics:
1,776,200 Internet users as of June, 2010;
8.3% of the population, according to ITU.

Sri Lanka - officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, known as Ceylon before 1972, is a pre-dominantly Buddhist island nation in South Asia, located about 31 kilometres (18.5 mi) off the southern coast of India. It is often popularly referred to as the Emerald Isle. A strategic naval link between West Asia and South East Asia, Sri Lanka has been an ancient centre of Buddhist and Hindu religion and culture. Significant numbers of people also adhere to Christianity, Islam and indigenuous religions. Sinhalese people form a majority of the population, which also composes of a large Tamil population and smaller communities of Burghers, Muslims and indigenous peoples. Famous for the production and export of tea, coffee, rubber and coconuts, Sri Lanka also boasts a progressive and modern industrial economy. The natural beauty of Sri Lanka's tropical forests, beaches and landscape and rich cultural heritage make it a famous destination for tourists worldwide.

Latest Population Estimate:
21,513,990 population for 2010, according to the US Census Bureau.

Latest GDP Estimate:
GDP per capita was US$ 1,807 for 2010, according to the I.M.F.

Sri Lanka Land Size (Area):
Sri Lanka has 65,610 sq km - Population Density is 328 persons per sq km.

Time and weather in Colombo, Sri Lanka: Time and weather in Sri Lanka

Travel to Sri Lanka: Tourism in Sri Lanka

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




0.5 %






2.2 %

US$ 1,623





3.7 %

US$ 1,972





5.5 %

US$ 2,041





8.3 %

US$ 1,807


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: International Monetary Fund.

Sri Lanka Statistics
World Bank Statistics and Data for Sri Lanka

Search Engines and Directories:
Sri Lanka Search Engines

Sri Lanka Open Directory


Sri Lanka Profile

Sri Lanka in the Wikipedia
Sri Lanka history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Sri Lanka in the CIA World Factbook
Sri Lanka information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

Sri Lanka Profile
Up to date resume about Sri Lanka leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links by the BBC.

Sri Lanka Tourist Board
Sri Lanka e-portal, with useful links.

Sri Lanka Information Page
The Official Sri Lanka tourism portal, with useful information.

Sri Lanka Globalis Page
Sri Lanka statistics for agriculture, climate, economy, education, environment,
gender equality, health, human development, population, technology, and water.

Sri Lanka Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Sri Lanka Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics Report
Sri Lanka’s telecommunications sector has been struggling to develop in the difficult context of a nearly two-decade-long conflict between the government and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels. With the hope of an enduring peace and a general improvement in the country’s social and economic well-being, the telecom sector is well positioned for vigorous growth. As this report describes, there are a range of major initiatives in place that are set to boost the building of national infrastructure and open the market to more competition. Sri Lanka Telecom losing its monopoly on international calls has led the way as the market was opened up to competition.
See summary and table of contents

Sri Lanka Mobile Communications and Broadcasting Report
The highly competitive mobile market in Sri Lanka has been running with a healthy overall annual growth rate of 50-60% for the last few years. With mobile penetration still relatively low (compared with some of the other Asian markets) approaching 40% in early 2008, the strong growth was continuing. The market has undoubtedly benefited from the liberalisation of the market and the competition that comes with having four operators seriously battling for market share.
See the table of contents and report summary here.

Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Sri Lanka

September 2009 Review

At present e-Commerce in Sri Lanka is very limited.

Click on this link to see more Asia Telecommunications Reports. New statistics, figures, overviews and updates become available all the time.

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