Country Profile

srilanka
  • Capital: Colombo
  • Currency: LKR-Sri Lankan Rupee (1 USD = 200.93 LKR) (*as of 17-Apr-2021)
  • Main Language(s): Sinhala (official), English
  • Administration: Presidential Republic. The Chief of the State and the Head of the Government is the President.
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Geographic Location

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  • Region: Southern Asia
    Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India
Geographic Area - Total ('000 Sq. Km): 65.6
Time Zone: UTC +05:30
Accessibility (Hours):
Los Angeles 19
Houston 20
New York 18
Miami 20
London, UK 10
Dubai 4
Singapore 4
New Delhi 4
Frankfurt 11
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Macro Indicators (2018)

Population (Millions): 21.7
GDP (US$ Billions): 88.9
Annual GDP Growth (%): 3.2
Inflation Rate (Annual %): 4.3
Unemployment (%): 4.3 (2019)
Income Level: Upper Middle
ICT Service Exports (US$ Million): 925.6 (2017)
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Avasant Country Risk Profile

Very High Very Low
Overall Business Risk: Stable
Political Risk: High
Economic Risk: Stable
Service Disruption Risk: Stable
Operations Scalability Risk (Human Resource): Very Low
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Global Business/ICT Rankings

Doing Business 2020 (190): 99
WEF Global Competitiveness 2019 (141): 84
WEF ICT Adoption 2019 (141): 107
Global Innovation Index 2019 (129): 89
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Key ICT/Digital Providers

Domestic: 99x Services, Agxa, eBEYONDS, Hellocorp
International: 3SG, Accenture, Astron, Attune, Br, HSBC, ix, IFS, Moody's, RR Donnelley, Sim Centric Technologies, Sysco LABS, Virtusa, WSO2
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Main Outsourcing/Digital Hubs

Colombo

Global Equations Digital Competitiveness Profile

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  • Leader
  • Innovator
  • Challenger
  • Emerging

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Digital Competitiveness - Total Score: 59.79
59.79 100.00 Total Score : 59.79 Argentina: 63.56 Australia: 62.39 Austria: 63.84 Bahamas: 21.72 Barbados: 34.89 Belize: 27.32 Brazil: 64.40 Bulgaria: 65.08 Canada: 71.05 Chile: 67.18 China: 68.28 Colombia: 65.61 Costa Rica: 68.07 Croatia: 63.30 Czech Republic: 65.84 Denmark: 49.13 Dominican Republic: 56.19 Ecuador: 38.32 Egypt: 49.51 El Salvador: 50.09 Estonia: 71.15 Finland: 48.61 France: 63.73 Germany: 67.57 Ghana: 37.49 Grenada: 12.91 Guatemala: 50.34 Guyana: 21.34 Haiti: 33.53 Honduras: 50.55 Hungary: 66.49 Iceland: 48.01 India: 74.68 Indonesia: 43.57 Ireland: 70.18 Israel: 65.16 Jamaica: 50.73 Japan: 52.36 Jordan: 53.60 Kazakhstan: 42.86 Kenya: 38.17 Latvia: 66.15 Lithuania: 68.75 Malawi: 26.93 Malaysia: 74.46 Mauritius: 56.32 Mexico: 65.97 Morocco: 46.96 Netherlands: 66.68 New Zealand: 57.03 Norway: 47.46 Panama: 52.55 Peru: 36.17 Philippines: 63.04 Poland: 65.91 Portugal: 63.52 Qatar: 53.32 Romania: 65.23 Russia: 54.38 Rwanda: 31.84 Singapore: 63.54 Slovak Republic: 63.20 Slovenia: 63.02 South Africa: 55.92 South Korea: 52.76 Spain: 64.92 Sri Lanka: 59.79 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 11.62 Sweden: 48.24 Switzerland: 52.34 Tanzania: 31.37 Thailand: 48.54 Trinidad And Tobago: 43.69 Turkey: 51.41 Ukraine: 52.48 United Arab Emirates: 66.79 United Kingdom: 69.64 United States: 71.52 Uruguay: 62.37 Vietnam: 47.77

SUB-PILLARS

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Country Score

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Digital Services Ecosystem

15.47 30.00 Sri Lanka: 15.47 Argentina: 19.03 Australia: 19.05 Austria: 18.80 Bahamas: 6.10 Barbados: 6.18 Belize: 6.94 Brazil: 20.02 Bulgaria: 18.47 Canada: 22.67 Chile: 20.44 China: 20.97 Colombia: 20.35 Costa Rica: 21.54 Croatia: 18.31 Czech Republic: 18.82 Denmark: 13.71 Dominican Republic: 14.72 Ecuador: 6.21 Egypt: 13.98 El Salvador: 11.43 Estonia: 21.91 Finland: 13.78 France: 21.36 Germany: 23.17 Ghana: 5.83 Grenada: 2.60 Guatemala: 12.48 Guyana: 3.34 Haiti: 4.92 Honduras: 10.79 Hungary: 19.75 Iceland: 13.29 India: 24.84 Indonesia: 7.66 Ireland: 23.34 Israel: 20.67 Jamaica: 12.41 Japan: 17.91 Jordan: 14.49 Kazakhstan: 9.97 Kenya: 6.98 Latvia: 18.03 Lithuania: 19.69 Malawi: 3.43 Malaysia: 22.53 Mauritius: 13.10 Mexico: 20.44 Morocco: 9.13 Netherlands: 22.06 New Zealand: 15.83 Norway: 13.74 Panama: 12.94 Peru: 6.16 Philippines: 15.66 Poland: 19.28 Portugal: 18.03 Qatar: 14.35 Romania: 18.47 Russia: 14.89 Rwanda: 4.93 Singapore: 20.65 Slovak Republic: 18.26 Slovenia: 16.72 South Africa: 14.13 South Korea: 19.02 Spain: 20.98 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 1.78 Sweden: 14.37 Switzerland: 16.18 Tanzania: 4.30 Thailand: 8.59 Trinidad And Tobago: 9.19 Turkey: 12.78 Ukraine: 13.51 United Arab Emirates: 20.21 United Kingdom: 22.73 United States: 25.34 Uruguay: 19.28 Vietnam: 10.03

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Business Environment

9.23 15.00 Sri Lanka: 9.23 Argentina: 8.37 Australia: 11.08 Austria: 11.09 Bahamas: 2.91 Barbados: 8.45 Belize: 2.25 Brazil: 8.29 Bulgaria: 9.77 Canada: 11.49 Chile: 10.43 China: 10.42 Colombia: 8.82 Costa Rica: 8.91 Croatia: 9.14 Czech Republic: 10.31 Denmark: 11.66 Dominican Republic: 8.34 Ecuador: 8.07 Egypt: 9.03 El Salvador: 7.21 Estonia: 11.02 Finland: 12.07 France: 10.89 Germany: 11.38 Ghana: 8.99 Grenada: 2.70 Guatemala: 7.83 Guyana: 2.81 Haiti: 5.22 Honduras: 7.64 Hungary: 9.64 Iceland: 11.25 India: 9.96 Indonesia: 9.93 Ireland: 11.05 Israel: 11.30 Jamaica: 8.74 Japan: 11.10 Jordan: 10.08 Kazakhstan: 9.53 Kenya: 9.71 Latvia: 10.20 Lithuania: 10.48 Malawi: 8.06 Malaysia: 12.12 Mauritius: 10.41 Mexico: 8.64 Morocco: 9.95 Netherlands: 11.53 New Zealand: 11.89 Norway: 11.61 Panama: 9.29 Peru: 8.68 Philippines: 8.78 Poland: 9.65 Portugal: 10.28 Qatar: 10.22 Romania: 9.61 Russia: 8.87 Rwanda: 9.90 Singapore: 12.39 Slovak Republic: 9.76 Slovenia: 10.59 South Africa: 9.04 South Korea: 10.86 Spain: 10.50 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 2.88 Sweden: 11.61 Switzerland: 11.43 Tanzania: 8.46 Thailand: 10.16 Trinidad And Tobago: 8.06 Turkey: 9.50 Ukraine: 8.30 United Arab Emirates: 11.86 United Kingdom: 11.66 United States: 11.65 Uruguay: 9.01 Vietnam: 9.21

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Human Capital

15.22 25.00 Sri Lanka: 15.22 Argentina: 16.25 Australia: 16.49 Austria: 18.10 Bahamas: 6.52 Barbados: 10.66 Belize: 9.56 Brazil: 15.01 Bulgaria: 15.60 Canada: 19.28 Chile: 16.77 China: 14.89 Colombia: 16.43 Costa Rica: 17.18 Croatia: 15.88 Czech Republic: 17.21 Denmark: 10.71 Dominican Republic: 14.70 Ecuador: 9.33 Egypt: 10.08 El Salvador: 12.43 Estonia: 18.45 Finland: 11.00 France: 17.07 Germany: 17.81 Ghana: 9.50 Grenada: 5.40 Guatemala: 12.95 Guyana: 8.54 Haiti: 11.32 Honduras: 14.19 Hungary: 16.17 Iceland: 11.31 India: 17.71 Indonesia: 11.86 Ireland: 19.07 Israel: 15.87 Jamaica: 13.42 Japan: 12.80 Jordan: 11.31 Kazakhstan: 7.33 Kenya: 8.76 Latvia: 17.52 Lithuania: 17.87 Malawi: 6.46 Malaysia: 18.29 Mauritius: 14.62 Mexico: 15.75 Morocco: 11.63 Netherlands: 18.12 New Zealand: 15.73 Norway: 10.79 Panama: 13.10 Peru: 8.38 Philippines: 18.07 Poland: 16.56 Portugal: 16.85 Qatar: 13.18 Romania: 16.40 Russia: 12.70 Rwanda: 7.15 Singapore: 14.91 Slovak Republic: 16.22 Slovenia: 17.15 South Africa: 13.17 South Korea: 10.65 Spain: 17.51 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 5.35 Sweden: 10.62 Switzerland: 13.54 Tanzania: 8.24 Thailand: 11.46 Trinidad And Tobago: 12.48 Turkey: 11.85 Ukraine: 12.72 United Arab Emirates: 15.72 United Kingdom: 18.74 United States: 19.28 Uruguay: 15.81 Vietnam: 10.42

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Financial Attractiveness

16.80 25.00 Sri Lanka: 16.80 Argentina: 16.29 Australia: 11.42 Austria: 11.94 Bahamas: 5.74 Barbados: 6.68 Belize: 8.47 Brazil: 17.54 Bulgaria: 17.68 Canada: 12.17 Chile: 15.79 China: 17.83 Colombia: 16.68 Costa Rica: 17.21 Croatia: 16.33 Czech Republic: 15.61 Denmark: 8.71 Dominican Republic: 15.38 Ecuador: 11.97 Egypt: 13.11 El Salvador: 16.05 Estonia: 16.01 Finland: 7.64 France: 9.76 Germany: 10.55 Ghana: 10.55 Grenada: 1.91 Guatemala: 14.57 Guyana: 6.40 Haiti: 10.41 Honduras: 15.32 Hungary: 17.14 Iceland: 8.28 India: 18.76 Indonesia: 10.94 Ireland: 12.73 Israel: 13.36 Jamaica: 13.58 Japan: 6.21 Jordan: 14.64 Kazakhstan: 12.84 Kenya: 10.00 Latvia: 16.69 Lithuania: 17.05 Malawi: 5.54 Malaysia: 18.27 Mauritius: 14.87 Mexico: 17.41 Morocco: 13.18 Netherlands: 10.53 New Zealand: 9.60 Norway: 7.26 Panama: 14.01 Peru: 10.00 Philippines: 17.49 Poland: 16.68 Portugal: 14.22 Qatar: 11.97 Romania: 17.16 Russia: 14.04 Rwanda: 7.58 Singapore: 12.29 Slovak Republic: 15.44 Slovenia: 15.07 South Africa: 16.20 South Korea: 7.65 Spain: 11.56 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 1.51 Sweden: 7.31 Switzerland: 6.76 Tanzania: 7.72 Thailand: 14.57 Trinidad And Tobago: 11.06 Turkey: 13.52 Ukraine: 14.79 United Arab Emirates: 14.82 United Kingdom: 12.02 United States: 10.65 Uruguay: 14.70 Vietnam: 14.85

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Infrastructure

3.07 5.00 Sri Lanka: 3.07 Argentina: 3.62 Australia: 4.35 Austria: 3.91 Bahamas: 0.45 Barbados: 2.92 Belize: 0.10 Brazil: 3.54 Bulgaria: 3.56 Canada: 5.44 Chile: 3.75 China: 4.17 Colombia: 3.33 Costa Rica: 3.23 Croatia: 3.64 Czech Republic: 3.89 Denmark: 4.34 Dominican Republic: 3.05 Ecuador: 2.74 Egypt: 3.31 El Salvador: 2.97 Estonia: 3.76 Finland: 4.12 France: 4.65 Germany: 4.66 Ghana: 2.62 Grenada: 0.30 Guatemala: 2.51 Guyana: 0.25 Haiti: 1.66 Honduras: 2.61 Hungary: 3.79 Iceland: 3.88 India: 3.41 Indonesia: 3.18 Ireland: 3.99 Israel: 3.96 Jamaica: 2.58 Japan: 4.34 Jordan: 3.08 Kazakhstan: 3.19 Kenya: 2.72 Latvia: 3.71 Lithuania: 3.66 Malawi: 3.44 Malaysia: 3.25 Mauritius: 3.32 Mexico: 3.73 Morocco: 3.07 Netherlands: 4.44 New Zealand: 3.98 Norway: 4.06 Panama: 3.21 Peru: 2.95 Philippines: 3.04 Poland: 3.74 Portugal: 4.14 Qatar: 3.60 Romania: 3.59 Russia: 3.88 Rwanda: 2.28 Singapore: 3.30 Slovak Republic: 3.52 Slovenia: 3.49 South Africa: 3.38 South Korea: 4.58 Spain: 4.37 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 0.10 Sweden: 4.33 Switzerland: 4.43 Tanzania: 2.65 Thailand: 3.76 Trinidad And Tobago: 2.90 Turkey: 3.76 Ukraine: 3.16 United Arab Emirates: 4.18 United Kingdom: 4.49 United States: 4.60 Uruguay: 3.57 Vietnam: 3.26

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