Communications of Sri Lanka

Telephones - main lines in use:2.087 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular:4.284 million (2006)
Telephone system:general assessment: telephone services have improved significantly and are available in most parts of the country
domestic: national trunk network consists mostly of digital microwave radio relay; fiber-optic links now in use in Colombo area and 2 fixed wireless local loops have been installed; competition is strong in mobile cellular systems and mobile cellular subscribership is increasing; telephone density remains low (2006)
international: country code - 94; submarine cables to Indonesia, Djibouti, India and Maldives; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations:34 (station types NA) (2006)
Radios:3.85 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:14 (2006)
Televisions:1.53 million (1997)
Internet country code:.lk
Internet hosts:6,526 (2006)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):5 (2000)
Internet users:280,000 (2005)

Sri Lanka Quickstats

  • Population: 20,926,315
  • Area: 65,610 sq km
  • Density: 310 /km² (35th)
  • GDP (total): $86.72 billion (61st)
  • GDP (per capita): $4,600 (111th)
  • Literacy: 90.7%

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  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
  • Dial code: +94

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