A population and housing census will be held next year covering the entire island.
Director General of the Department of census and statistics Suranjana Vidyaratne said at a media briefing that 65,000 officials will be involved in the census. The census will be carried out in a special manner. Marking Grama Niladhari divisions using satellite pictures and surveyor maps has reached the final phase.
Meanwhile special programmes will be implemented to mark the Census Day on the 20th . The director General said that representatives from several countries will be participating.