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UIS STATISTICS IN BRIEF
 
General profile - Sri Lanka
Reference year 2011. Please see 'Interpreting the Country Profiles' for more information.
  General information
Total population (000)
  21 045
Annual population growth rate (%) ^
  1.0
Life expectancy at birth (years) ^
  75
Infant mortality rate (0/00) ^
  11
National currency  
  Sri Lanka Rupee
GDP per capita (PPP) US$  ^
  5 582
 
  Culture & Communication
Films and cinema :
      Screen per capita (per 100 000 inhabitants)
  ...
      National film production  
  ...
      Attendance frequency per capita 
  ...
Daily Newspapers: Total Avg Circulation per 1 000 inhabitants 
 (ie,2002) 26.10
National libraries: registered users 
  ...
 
  Science & Technology
Researchers per 1 000 000 inhabitants (FTE)
 (2010) 103
Expenditure on R&D as a % of GDP
 (2010) 0.16
 
  Education
Participation in education
 
Literacy Rates - 15 years and older - 2010
 
Literacy Rates - 15 to 24 years old - 2010
 
Education Indicators
Pupil / teacher ratio (primary)
  24
Percentage of repeaters, primary (%)
  1
Primary to secondary transition rate (%)
  98
Public expenditure on education : 
      as % of GDP 
  2.0
      as % of total government expenditure 
  9.3
Symbols used:
Footnotes:
ie Source: World Association of Newspapers.
cr Break in series with previous year for which data are available
^ World Bank World Development Indicators