12/08/2009

Sri Lanka's computer literacy up; UN e-government rankings down


(December 08, Colombo - Lanka Polity) Sri Lanka's computer literacy is up from 9.7 percent in 2004 to over 16 percent today, government sources say.

IT and IT enabled services sector is also the fifth highest export earner at 213 million dollars in 2007 from negligible activity five years ago, industry sources point out.

But five years of work has made no discernible impact on improving the overall efficiency of government services however, says Rohan Samarajiva, head of think tank LirneAsia in his column 'Choices' on Lanka Business Online.

Sri Lanka slipped in the UN e-government rankings from 94th place in 2005 to 101st place in 2008.

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