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* Census Department issues interim report on Sri Lanka's deaths and property damages during conflict
Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 12:54 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 05, Colombo: The Census and Statistics Department of Sri Lanka has issued its interim report on the nationwide census the Department conducted to assess the human and property damages occurred during the nearly three-decade long war.

The interim report on "2013 Census on Death/ Injuries to Persons and Property Damages Due to Conflict" contains details of the methodology, training, enumeration and supervision, and the processing of the census data.

The preliminary report based on enumerator summaries is expected to be released within a few weeks.

The Census Department launched the island wide survey on November 28, 2013. The island‐wide census collected detailed information on the deaths, missing persons, injured and/or disabled persons, and damages to the property.

The census covered the he conflict period from 1983 up to the end of war in May 2009.

The data collection of the Census was done at Grama Niladhari level and Grama Niladharis and other government officers were engaged as enumerators. Over 15,000 enumerators were deployed to collect information from about 5.3 million residential units in 14,022 Grama Niladhari Divisions of the country.

Enumeration activities were conducted throughout the country between 27 November 2013 and 20 December 2013.

The Census data processing will be done in three stages.

In the first stage, which was completed by January 2014, completeness of coverage was ensured and receipt of forms at the head office was confirmed.

The second stage will verify the accuracy of data collected at the field level.Enumerator summaries which contain number of affected families, deaths, missing persons, injured/disabled persons, and damages to family property are checked at this stage to ensure that the information provided by respondents are within the scope, and that the concepts and definitions of the Census are properly followed by the enumerators.

The preliminary report based on enumerator summaries will be released within a few weeks' time, the Department said.

Detailed data collected at the Census will be processed at the third stage. Processed data will then be analyzed and the detailed report based on all information collected at the field will be released within a few months.

The Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs and the Department of Census and Statistics were assigned with the responsibility of conducting this census as a part of the National Plan of Action for the implementation of recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

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