A market research firm based in India has said that mobile phone makers have shipped over two million units to Sri Lanka with a market value of 22.4 billion rupees in 2011.
CyberMedia Research, a computer and electronic market research firm said 35% of handsets sold in 2011 could have more than one network connected.
Around 5.4% or 110,000 units out of 2.03 million were smart phones.
The firm does not count hand carried or grey market and only tracks units shipped by original equipment manufacturers to retailers for sale in Sri Lanka.
By end 2011, Sri Lanka, a country of 20 million people had 18.3 million mobile subscribers which grew 6.1% from a year earlier.