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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Media Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media government operates 8 TV channels and a radio network; multi-channel satellite and cable TV subscription services available; 35 private TV stations and about 50 radio stations 2012
Households with television 31.64% 2002 99th out of 142
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 20.82 2012 119th out of 188
Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 18.29 2012 137th out of 201
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 181.21 2013 141st out of 205
Internet > Users per 1000 38.51 2007 125th out of 149
Internet users 1.78 million 2009 76th out of 206
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Lankapuvath - state-owned

TamilNet - US-based Tamil news site, widely described as pro-Tamil Tiger

2013
Personal computers > Per capita 27.21 per 1,000 people 2004 106th out of 155
Radio > List of radio stations

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) - state-owned, operates domestic services in Sinhala, Tamil and English, including widely-listened-to Commercial Service

TNL Radio - private, English-language

Sun FM - private, English-language


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2013
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 95.76 2012 117th out of 200
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 767.72 per 1,000 people 2010 2nd out of 3
Television > List of TV stations

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC)- state-owned, operates Rupavahini in Sinhala, Channel Eye in English and Nethra in Tamil

Independent Television Network (ITN) - state-run, Sri Lanka's first TV station

Sirasa TV - private, Sinhala


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2013
Television receivers > Per capita 82.4 per 1,000 people 1997 106th out of 178
Televisions per 1000 79.8 2003 123th out of 191

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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