Computer Literacy in Sri Lanka Rises to 39% in 2023: DCS Report

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The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) has reported that computer literacy in Sri Lanka has increased to 39% in 2023.

In its latest release on computer and digital literacy, the DCS revealed that the country’s Computer Literacy Rate stands at 39.0%, while the Digital Literacy Rate is at 63.5%. Additionally, 20.2% of households own either a desktop or laptop computer, with higher literacy rates observed in the urban sector for both computer and digital skills.

Specifically, 20.2% of households across the country have at least one computer, meaning one in every five households owns either a desktop or a laptop. In urban areas, this figure rises to 34.0%, while the rural and estate sectors report ownership rates of 18.1%.

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