Statistics taking more importance in the day today development works of all the institutes including Government Departments, Private Establishments, Boards and Corporations etc. Especially donors from foreign countries and aid giving organizations from abroad need accurate, efficient and useful current data on statistics to fulfill their purposes.
Data base or storage of information in a useful manner should be kept handy at anytime to be provided for the requirements made frequently by the Planners from several institutions, Research Students from Universities, officers from Administrative Fields and Funding Agents from foreign countries etc.
The District Statistical Hand book which contains widespread data of the Batticaloa District is mostly used by the above mentioned officers and others. The 16th edition updated with current data was prepared by the District Planning Secretariat.
This Publication covers on many areas such as Geography, Demography, Social, Health, Education, Agriculture, Livestock, Industry and other vital information of the District. The District Planning Secretariat and the Staff of Statistics office made much effort on creation of this book by collecting tabulating and presenting in a brief and explanatory from the data collected from various sources.
My sincere thanks to Hon. Ministers and Member of Parliament, Batticaloa district and all the staff of the District Planning Secretariat, Statistics office and the local heads and their staff who have given their fullest and timely co – operation in providing the necessary information for preparing this statistical Hand Book.
Government Agent & District Secretary,
Source Prepared by : District Planning Secretariat, Kachcheri, Batticaloa.
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