Educated and Adaptable Workforce

November 19, 2018
  • Sri Lanka possessed the most literate population in South Asia and one of the highest in the developing world with a literacy rate of 92.2% (91.1% and 93.5% respectively for females and males).
  • Extensive investment in public education has produced a workforce that is not only competent but intelligent, trainable and comfortable with high tech production and services.
  • Approximately 50% of the students who have completed higher education are trained in technical and business disciplines. English is widely spoken and is the main language used by the business community.
  • Well educated and energetic, skilled and semi-skilled human resources are readily available at competitive wage rates.