Training for Sri Lanka census officers to begin tomorrow

Jan 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Census and Statistics Department will commence a program tomorrow (12) to train nearly 100,000 officials to conduct the island wide census this year.

The Department is to deploy 96,000 officials for the population census scheduled to be held on March 20 for the first time in the entire island after 30 years. Of the total16,000 are supervisors and 80,000 are counting officers.

In the initial stage the supervisors will be trained for a period of one week and the counting officers will be trained for a week from January 19.

The island wide census was scheduled for 2011 but postponed to this year. The last nationwide census in Sri Lanka was conducted in 1981.

According to the Department of Census and Statistics, the information gathering on people and their residences will be conducted from 27th February until 19th of March.

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