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Apr 11, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has moved up two places in a ranking compiled by the World Economic Forum, which measures how well information communications technologies are used by the people to 69, just behind India. Last year Sri Lanka was 71 out of 142 countries. Sri Lanka moved up in 2013 out of 144 countries without an increase in the score of 3.9 points.

Sri Lanka scored very high in the affordability measure, ranked at number 05 for mobile tariffs based on purchasing power parity dollars and number 02 for fixed broadband though ranked low in internet and telephony completion (129).

Sri Lanka 2013 network readiness index graph

Sri Lanka did less well on the political and regulatory sub-index bogged down by legal delays in contract enforcement, piracy and judicial independence.

Sri Lanka also scored moderately well on skills (38), government and business usage (57), but lagged behind other countries on individual usage (110).

Ranking on top was Finland, Singapore, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Denmark, United States and Taiwan (China).

The report