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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Media Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Active military personnel 223,100 2014 14th out of 147
Average cost of local call 0.04 2001 66th out of 104
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion > Theology 533 1999 10th out of 44
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
Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 26.1 2002 54th out of 70
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 234.68 per 1,000 people 2005 102nd out of 140
Households with television 31.64% 2002 99th out of 142
Information and communication technology spending > Current US$ $1.86 billion 2009 59th out of 69
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 374.44 million min. 2002 51st out of 120
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 0.716 2005 92nd out of 114
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 423,194 2012 72nd out of 188
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 20.82 2012 119th out of 188
Internet > Hosts 4,940 2008 121st out of 226
Internet > Hosts per 1000 0.244 2008 141st out of 198
Internet > IP addresses per capita 24.87 2014 165th out of 233
Internet > ISP 5 2000 82nd out of 161
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 499 Mbps 2005 35th out of 87
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 25.43 Mbps per 1 million peop 2005 55th out of 87
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 25.4 Mbps 2005 56th out of 87
Internet > Internet Service Providers 5 2003 111th out of 229
Internet > Internet penetration 18.3% 2013 144th out of 209
Internet > Internet users 3.93 million 2013 71st out of 209
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 > Percent using internet 18.29% 2012 136th out of 200
Internet > Users 771,700 2007 82nd out of 154
Internet > Users > Per capita 36.88 per 1,000 people 2007 127th out of 152
Internet > Users per 1000 38.51 2007 125th out of 149
Internet users 1.78 million 2009 76th out of 206
Internet users > Per 100 people 5.77 2008 139th out of 186
Mobile phone subscribers 3.36 million 2005 66th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 171.3 per 1,000 people 2005 108th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 171.13 2005 108th out of 167
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Lankapuvath - state-owned

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

2013
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles 12 2004 62nd out of 163
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation 493,000 2002 38th out of 73
Newspapers > List of newspapers

Daily News - state-owned, English-language daily

The Island - private, English-language daily

Daily Mirror - private, English-language daily


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2013
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily > Per capita 27.69 per 1,000 people 2000 48th out of 57
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily per 1000 28.06 2000 48th out of 57
Number of PCs per million 27.27 2004 108th out of 162
Personal computers 529,650 2004 64th out of 155
Personal computers > Per capita 27.21 per 1,000 people 2004 106th out of 155
Personal computers per 1000 27.25 2004 105th out of 153
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
Radio broadcast stations AM 15, FM 52, shortwave 4 2007
Radio receivers 3.85 million 1997 65th out of 187
Radio receivers > Per capita 0.207 per capita 1997 120th out of 181
Radio receivers per 1000 207.35 1997 120th out of 179
Radios 3.85 million 2003 66th out of 221
Radios per 1000 200.8 2003 134th out of 196
Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines 3.45 million 2012 44th out of 211
Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 16.35 2012 101st out of 202
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 17.36 million 2014 45th out of 66
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 19.33 million 2012 50th out of 199
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 20.32 million 2012 47th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 95.76 2012 117th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 999.81 2012 107th out of 200
Telecoms > Telephone lines 3.45 million 2012 44th out of 203
Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 169.69 2012 96th out of 203
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 2.11$ 2004 37th out of 111
Telephone mainlines per 1000 63.33 2005 97th out of 141
Telephone system > General assessment telephone services have improved significantly and are available in most parts of the country 2013
Telephone system > International country code - 94; the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cables provide connectivity to Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) 2012
Telephones > Main lines in use 3.61 million 2011 44th out of 189
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 170.45 per 1,000 people 2010 1st out of 3
Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 170.58 2010 2nd out of 5
Telephones > Mobile cellular 18.32 million 2011 46th out of 192
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 767.72 per 1,000 people 2010 2nd out of 3
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 768.31 2010 3rd out of 5
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 broadcast stations 14 2006 18th out of 38
Television broadcast stations > Per capita 0.708 per 1 million people 2006 31st out of 36
Television receivers 1.53 million 1997 69th out of 184
Television receivers > Per capita 82.4 per 1,000 people 1997 106th out of 178
Television receivers per 1000 82.4 1997 105th out of 176
Televisions 1.53 million 2003 70th out of 214
Televisions per 1000 79.8 2003 123th out of 191

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel (The list); Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; World Development Indicators database; World Information Technology and Services Alliance, Digital Planet: The Global Information Economy, and Global Insight, Inc.; World Development Indicators 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.; 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.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; 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.; http://www.iana.org/numbers; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users ("Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012" , International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013); 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); 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.; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. 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.; ITU. 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.; 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.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; International Telecommunications Union; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of mobile phones in use; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. 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. 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.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. 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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