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Population census to be held once in two years

The Department of Census and Statistics states that the collection of information on the population of Sri Lanka is expected to be carried out every two years from this year. Usually, a census of population and housing is held once in 10 years. The next census is scheduled to be carried out in 2021, the Department sources said.

Information on population, housing units, buildings, households and other details will be gathered via a census. The Department is due to submit a census every two years, as it needs more up-to-date information from time to time for managing disasters and similar incidents, the sources said.