ICTA today clarified that Sri Lanka’s Computer Literacy is far below the target of 60% under Mahinda Chinthana. Athula Pushpakumara, Head of Communication and Media at ICT Agency Sri Lanka, in an article to Divaina newspaper today claimed the 2007 figure of 16.5% has increased to 19.5% by the first quarter of 2008. No sources were provided.
The official Computer Literacy figure for 2006/7 by the Department of Census and Statistics is 16.6%.
In 2005 November, in his election manifesto ‘Mahinda Chinthana’ President Mahinda Rajapakse promised to take the necessary steps to increase Computer Literacy to 60% within three years.