Census of east people in Western Province

A census will take place today (Oct. 05th) for people who are original residents of the east, but have been living in the western province for the past five years.

Registration centres have been opened at police stations, schools and other arranged public places in Negombo, Gampaha, Kelaniya, Colombo North, Colombo Central, Colombo South, Nugegoda, Mt. Lavinia, Panadura and Kalutara between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm.

According to police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekara, all east residents living in the west since October 05th 2003 will have to register.

He said the entire family members should be present for the census, bringing along with them their identification documents.

Similarly, people from north who have come to stay in the west were registered on September 21st.


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