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Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 6.03 GMT
Census on human and property damages due to conflict ‐ 2013 to be held in October


The Task Force which is appointed for the implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and headed by the Secretary to the President has prepared a National Action Plan for which Cabinet approval has been granted on 26th July 2012.

The responsibility to conduct a Census to assess the human and property damages has been assigned to the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs and the Department of Census and Statistics. This Census which has to be completed within six months is scheduled to be held in October, 2013.

At this island‐wide census, detailed information with regard to; deaths , missing persons, injured/disabled persons and, damages to property will be collected.

The census will be conducted at Grama Niladhari Division level and it is expected to appoint Grama Niladhri as enumerators. Mainly, information will be collected from family units and it is expected to conduct the census within a short period, says the Department of Census and Statistics.

In addition to that, information will be collected from the persons staying at special institutions such as elders’ homes, children's homes and religious places where conflict affected people are residing.

Public assistance is crucial for the successful implementation of this important census. Public will be made aware of the census through electronic and print media, the Department further said.





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