The Department of Census and Statistics has planned to conduct an economic census to cover the business and service sectors for the year 2013/2014.
The Department will conduct an economic census as national censuses do not cover the business and service sectors. Business and Service sectors play a leading role in the national economy at present.
The 14th national census of population and housing was carried out last year. According to the normal procedure agricultural and industrial census will be conducted on the next two years. However, these censuses do not cover the business and service sectors.
The economic census will be carried out in four stages. At the first stage all estates in the island will be listed at the Grama Seva Divisional level.
The Department of Census and Statistics has requested the estate owners and superintendents to provide relevant details to the grama niladharies in this regard.