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    Sri Lanka Communications 2001

      Telephones - main lines in use: 494,509 (1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 228,604 (1999)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: very inadequate domestic service, particularly in rural areas; some hope for improvement with privatization of national telephone company and encouragement to private investment; good international service (1999)
      domestic: national trunk network consists mostly of digital microwave radio relay; fiber-optic links now in use in Colombo area and two fixed wireless local loops have been installed; competition is strong in mobile cellular systems; telephone density remains low at 2.6 main lines per 100 persons (1999)
      international: submarine cables to Indonesia and Djibouti; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (1999)

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 26, FM 45, shortwave 1 (1998)

      Radios: 3.85 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 21 (1997)

      Televisions: 1.53 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .lk

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 5 (2000)

      Internet users: 65,000 (2000)

      NOTE: The information regarding Sri Lanka on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sri Lanka Communications 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sri Lanka Communications 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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