Wednesday, August 19, 2009

National census after 30 years

The Department of Census and Statistics is conducting a national ‘population and housing’ census, Director General of the Department of Census and Statistics, D.B.P.S. Vidyaratne told
The survey is scheduled to be completed by 2011, Director General added.

This is the first ever national census and statistical survey conducted in Sri Lanka after 30 years with the last survey done 10 years ago which did not include the areas then dominated by the LTTE terrorists.

“The initial work pertaining to the mapping of housing units and collecting data of persons living within a domestic unit has been commenced by now in the Grama Niladari Divisional level,” Vidyaratne further said.

The Department seeks public assistance and cooperation to its local staff and Government officials to make the census accurate.

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