Sri Lanka Literacy Rate 1981-2022

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Sri Lanka literacy rate for 2020 was 92.38%, a 0.13% increase from 2019.
  • Sri Lanka literacy rate for 2019 was 92.25%, a 0.54% increase from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka literacy rate for 2018 was 91.71%, a 0.19% decline from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka literacy rate for 2017 was 91.90%, a 0.49% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Mongolia 99.18%
West Bank and Gaza 97.51%
Indonesia 96.00%
Bolivia 93.85%
Sri Lanka 92.38%
El Salvador 89.98%
Bangladesh 74.91%
Sri Lanka Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 92.38% 0.13%
2019 92.25% 0.54%
2018 91.71% -0.19%
2017 91.90% -0.49%
2016 92.39% 1.21%
2010 91.18% 0.62%
2008 90.56% -0.25%
2006 90.81% 0.13%
2001 90.68% 3.90%
1981 86.78% 3.90%