Departmental Press Releases


Department of Census and Statistics provides data required for planning and policy formulation, and monitoring the progress in implementing such policies. Department also provides data to the needs of local and international agencies regularly on a variety of subject areas drawn from different sources, including its own censuses and surveys. Press Releases issued by DCS provide brief overview on selected reports and various data releases enabling easy access to journalists and the general public.

Press Releases of the Department are available on official website (www.statistics.gov.lk) under “Press Releases” tab below the “Main Menu”. These releases are available in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages. Users can also access them through the direct link at:

For more information and media queries, please contact Director General at 011-2147001 or Ms.I.R. Bandara (Director) at 011-2562872.

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