Development of National Disability Surveillance System in Sri Lanka

Inoka E. Weerasinghe, Sumedha Jayatilake


This review was carried out to find out the types of national data available in the field of disability and to find out the possible methodology for establishing a disability surveillance system in Sri Lanka. Disability data differ from one data source to the other. Further, current disability data in Sri Lanka are non-comparable locally and internationally because they are not based on a scientific disability classification system. This highlights the great need of establishment of a national disability surveillance system based on scientific methods such as ICF.

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