How Does Internet Usage Influence On Social Capital, Connectedness, Success And Well-Being Of Grassroots Level Inventors In Sri Lanka?


  • Chaminda Nalaka Wickramasinghe Lecturer
  • Nobaya Ahmad Deputy Dean (International Affairs) Faculty of Human Ecology University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor,



Community informatics, Grassroots, Inventors, Sri Lanka, Technology


Internet has been recognized as the world largest knowledge depositary. Therefore, there is overwhelming expectation over the Internet to be influenced the social and technological development of marginalized communities of less developed countries. However there were no published studies that investigate the nature of the innovation systems and the impact of internet on the inventors in developing countries. Therefore, the existing knowledge of how the internet usage of influence on social capital, connectedness, success and subjective well-being of inventive community in developing countries is vague. Present study explores the influence of the internet usage on social capital, community connectedness, inventive achievements and subjective well-being of the grassroots level inventive community of Sri Lanka. Findings suggest that internet has been significantly influenced on the social capital, connectedness and subjective well-being of grassroots level inventors in Sri Lanka. However, internet usage is not significantly influence on the objective inventive achievements of the inventors.

Author Biographies

Chaminda Nalaka Wickramasinghe, Lecturer

Lecturer, Department of Commerce and Financial Management,Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

PhD candidate in Community Development, Faculty of Human Ecology, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Nobaya Ahmad, Deputy Dean (International Affairs) Faculty of Human Ecology University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor,

Deputy Dean (International Affairs), Senior Lecturer,
Faculty of Human Ecology
University Putra Malaysia