The Department of Census and Statistics has issued its interim report on the island wide “Census on Death/ Injuries to Persons and Property Damages Due to Conflict – 2013.”
The interim report contains details of the methodology, training, enumeration and supervision, and the processing of the census data.
The Presidential Commission to investigate cases of persons from the Northern and Eastern Provinces who went missing during the period 1990–2009 will commence its first public sittings in the Eastern part of the country in the Batticaloa District in March.
The public hearings will take place from March 20–22, 2014, in the towns of Vakarai, Chenkallady and Batticaloa, covering 56 Grama Niladhari Divisions in the district.
The Department of Census and Statistics has begun the pre-processing of data of the island wide census to assess the human and property damages that occurred during the nearly three-decade long war.
The first stage of the data processing involves checking the completeness of coverage (that all Grama Niladhari Divisions have been enumerated) and that all completed forms have been received. In the second stage, the summaries prepared by the enumerators in the field will be checked with the data collection form and sent for data processing.