Lockdowns increase Internet data use
By Naalir Jamaldeen
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) said that various services including education, business, sales and purchasing activities, workshops, home activities and other essential services, which were carried out online using Internet facilities, have increased in the recent past owing to lockdowns and curfews with the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19.
The TRCSL Director General Oshada Senanayake said that data usage has increased from 25 to 30 per cent during the said period.
Sri Lanka takes pride in providing Internet facilities at concessionary rates to individuals, business sectors, students and other entities, Senanayake added.