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    Census library services go online

    June 18, 2018

    The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) recently launched its Digital repository and the online library catalogue under the patronage of State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Dr. Harsha De Silva at its Head Office in Battaramulla. This project has been initiated with technical support from the Open University of Sri Lanka and in collaboration with the National Science Foundation.


    The DCS digital repository provides access to rare and important documents published by the department including the ‘Census of the Island of Ceylon 1871 General Report’which is the report of first ever census conducted in the Asian region. There are more than 400 important documents, including rare books, accessible through DCS digital library. Users can download digital copies of such documents and obtain information on other resources through digital repository of the DCS Library. All these facilities can be accessed through www.library.statistics.gov.lk.


    K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, Secretary to the ministry, Ms. Darshana Senanayake, State Secretary to the ministry, W. Sunil, Director General of National Library and Documentation Service Board, and Dr. A. J. Satharasinghe, Director General of the DCS also participated at the event.

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