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National Statistics Olympiad - 2017

The Sixth National Olympiad Competition in Statistics

The Institute of Applied Statistics, Sri Lanka (IASSL) is launching several new programmes to cultivate interest and curiosity among the youngsters. One such programme is the National Statistics Olympiad.

The objective of conducting a Statistics Olympiad is to generate more interest among the youth in the field of Statistics and make the public know about what the field of statistics is and its multi-disciplinary relevance to day to day life.

Further, Statisticians have a role to play in almost all fields such as mathematics, natural sciences, medicine, social sciences, Industrial fields, engineering, computer science etc.They should be able to collect and analyze data to make meaningful and most useful decisions. Hence the knowledge of statistics is of prime importance to understand problems and get useful information to produce valid solutions.

Prizes (medals and certificates) will be awarded to students those who perform well in the examination.

Eligibility for Competition

The competition is for any school student those who are interested in Statistics and in the age of 14 – 20 years. The examination will be held under two age categories:

  • Junior – Up to Grade 11
  • Senior – Grade 12 & 13

Medium of the Examination

  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
  • English

Examination Centers

  • Colombo
  • Kandy
  • Matara
  • Jaffna
  • Anuradhapura
  • Baticaloa
  • Badulla/ Rathnapura
  • Ampara
  • Trincomalee

Application are being called. Closing date of applications is 18th August 2017.
Download Sinhala version of the brochure
Download Tamil version of the brochure
Download English version of the brochure

Application can be downloaded from here or sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to,

Coordinator/National Statistics Olympiad 2017,
Institute of Applied Statistics Sri Lanka,
Professional Center, 275/75,
Prof. Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha,
Colombo 07.

For Further Information Contact,

Mrs. D.A.B.N. Amarasekara
National Statistics Olympiad 2016 Tel: 077 4377428, 071 4449776 / 041 2292200


Miss. Nadeeka Priyadarshani
Administrative Officer,
Institute of Applied Statistcis Sri Lanka,
Tel/Fax: 011 2588291
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