Dec 30, 2013 (LBO) – About 11.4 percent of households in Sri Lanka have internet access at home, with 9.2 percent accessing through other means with communications centres were playing a key role, official data shows. In Trincomalee 3.7 percent of households had internet access through Nanasala booths, followed by 3.6 percent in Ampara and 2.8 percent in Moneragala.
The highest internet access was in the Colombo district at 26.9 percent of households with 15.2 percent having access from elsewhere followed by Gampaha at 16.7 percent of households with home internet and 9.2 percent from elsewhere.
The data is from household income and expenditure survey of Sri Lanka’s statistics office.
The least internet access at home was seen in Mullativu, in the north at 2.8 percent and 18.7 percent from elsewhere.
Communications centres set up by the people were the key access points for internet especially in the former war zones in the North and the East.
In Vavuniya 32.1 percent of households were accessing internet through communications centres where 9.9 percent of households had internet at home.
In Jaffna 22.3 percent of households had internet access through communications centres, 20.2 percen