Population census in 2011
The Census and Statistics Department (CSD) will conduct a population
and houses survey in July, 2011.
According to a Departmental official CSD usually conducts this survey
every ten years. The last survey was conducted in 2001.
The Department hopes to prepare maps at Grama Niladari level except
in districts in Northern and Eastern Provinces.
Preparation of maps in the Grama Niladari Divisions of Kesbewa
Divisional Secretariat has already commenced, the official added.
The Department hopes to deploy its officials attached to District
Secretariats to conduct this survey. Fourteen committees have been
appointed to prepare a questionnaire and data-sheets and an additional
Operational Committee will supervise their activities.
Commenting on the future survey, Census and Statistics Department
Director H.R. Gunasekera told the Daily News the updated statistics on
population and houses will be more helpful to the Government in Public
Administration and policy decisions.