An island nation of about 20.5 million people located off the southern coast of India, Sri Lanka has high literacy rates and a strong network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Sri Lanka has contributed to COL’s budget in the past.

School-age Population by Education Level1

2,682,465

 

1,555,821

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20131

102.0%

 

97.5%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20151

24.0%

 

15.6%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

n/a

 

42.6%

Secondary(2012)

 

Tertiary (2011)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

Literacy rate (2010)1

90%

 

92.6%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

74%

 

44%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

6%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

78

 

71

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

12.0 112.8
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
2.6 15.8
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
24.2 30.0
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017