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The provision of independent, quality statistics is a cornerstone of a modern Migration Management. Access to relevant, accurate and timely statistics is essential for effective decision making. It provides exciting new opportunities for decision makers, researchers and citizens to observe, analyze and reflect on the changing patterns and characteristics of migration flows.

National Centre for Migration Statistics (NCMS) was specially created with the intention of achieving a long felt need of establishing a mechanism for migration data collection in Sri Lanka.

NCMS is entrusted with the task of collecting, analyzing and disseminating migration statistics in Sri Lanka. The center provides wealth of information and sound basis for informed decision making on migration from and through Sri Lanka. We strive to improve the quality of our output by continuously engaging with our partner agencies both national and international.