Sri Lanka holds first census in 30 years | News | Al Jazeera

Sri Lanka holds first census in 30 years

First count since 1981 could show the true impact of the 26-year-long civil war.

    Sri Lanka is in the final process of completing its first nationwide census in more than 30 years.

    The last one was in 1981 before the civil war.

    The count could show the true extent of war casualties and the number of people displaced, especially in battle-scarred areas such as Kilinochchi.

    Minelle Fernandez reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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