Archive for July, 2012

Authors: Pradeep N. Peiris & Joseph Thavaraja

                        (Social Indicator, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka)


Sri Lanka does not possess an entrenched tradition or a history of Opinion Polling as many other developed nations. The Department of Census and Statistics plays the dominant role as the regular survey researcher but it has a state centric origin and is being described as the central statistical agency in Sri Lanka supplying data needed for planning, policy formulation and monitor the progress of various government policies. As a result, it largely caters to the Government and its affiliated institutions.