Asian Development Bank (ADB) is working with governments in the region to improve the way they compile statistics. One of the projects promotes the use of computer-assisted personal interviewing or CAPI. This improves the accuracy of results and reduces the time and money spent on field data collection.
The Sri Lanka Strategic Cities Development Project is being supported by the World Bank initially through a $147 million development credit bolstered by $55 in additional financing for improvements in Jaffna for a total of $202 million. The overall project is expected to cost $257.08 million with the rest being funded by the Sri Lankan government.
The Attanagalla Divisional Secretariat three-storied building constructed at a cost of Rs.540 million was opened today (29th Aug.) by the Former President Chandrika Kumarathunge and the Minister of Home Affairs Wajira Abeywardhena.