The maiden conference of heads of the National Statistical Organizations (SAARCSTAT) of the countries of South Asian region was held in Calcutta, India in 2005 with the view of enhancing regional cooperation on Statistical affaires. Last year the conference was held in Katmandu, Nepal and there Sri Lanka was nominated to host the conference for 2015.
Accordingly, this time SAARCSTAT conference will be held for the seventh time and it is organized by the National Statistical Organization (NSO) of Sri Lanka; Department of Census and Statistics (DCS). The conference is scheduled to be held on 23 and 24 July at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo. The inauguration of the conference will be held on 23 July at 9.00 am and Chief Guest of the event is Prof. Kithsiri Liyanage, Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and Economic affairs. Here, Director General of DCS, Dr. Amara Satharasingha will be officially appointed as the Chairperson of the seventh conference.
In order to focus on highly dispersed child education in the region, the theme of the conference has been named as “Educational Statistics”.