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Sri Lanka Internet Penetration Crosses 3 Million Users Mark in 2012

UPDATE: Latest Sri Lanka Internet Penetration Statistics

Statistics for internet users in Sri Lanka is now updated on, based on ITU sources. According to the latest published report, at the end of June 2012 the number of internet users in Sri Lanka stood at 3,222,200, a 28% increase in users within 6 months, compared to IWS’s published data for 3st Dec 2011.

This data is further verified by Google’s Public Data Analysis (based on World bank Stats) which indicates a 15% internet penetration in the country at the end of year 2011.

If the published numbers are only as of June 2012, then what’s the real number of Sri Lankan internet users at the end of year 2012? According to our prediction, the number is more or less close to 3.5 million users, if we apply the same YOY growth rate for last 3 years.At this rate we will cross the 4 Million internet users mark by the end of this year.

Last year, we passed 1 million local users on Facebook, and as of today there are 1,529,700 Facebook users which is a 61% of total internet users. If we discount about a 500,000 of these accounts to be inactive and fake, we still have a significant number of people accessing Facebook from Sri Lanka every day.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Posted by Amitha Amarasinghe

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