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Impact of Tsunami 2004 on Sri Lanka

Last Updated: December 22, 2005 


The world's fifth-largest quake in a century hit Southern Asia on 26th December 2004 unleashing a tsunami that crashed into Sri Lanka, India and a few other neighboring countries. A census on the Persons and Buildings (housing and other) of the census blocks, affected by the Tsunami - 2004, was conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics.  Reports are now being released.


For an explanation on the methodology and coverage of the Tsunami Census activities of the department,  please click here

It has been arranged to release Indicators compiled based on the data collected at the second stage of the census on the Buildings and Persons Affected by the Tsunami 2004 conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics, in two stages.

In the first stage reports presenting a set of key indicators required for immediate decision making were released.  Final reports are now being released district by district. The main tables of these reports are published below.

 List of Tables: Final Report - Census on the Buildings and People Affected by the Tsunami Disaster 2004


    Ampara, Galle, Gampaha, Hambantota, Jaffna, Kalutara, Matara, Mullativu, Trincomalee, Colombo, Killinochchi, Batticaloe



1.  Reports on some key indicators on the impact of Tsunami compiled base on the data collected at the second  stage of the census.

2. Statistics compiled based on the data collected at the first stage (listing operation) of the census  are published below 

3.  Other Tables

4.  Maps

Department of Census and Statistics

P O Box 563, Colombo, Sri Lanka - Telephone: +94 112675297, Fax: 2697594 - Email:information@statistics.gov.lk