Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka inflation rises to 3.6 percent in July2014
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 06:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , rose to 3.6 percent in July 2014 on a year-on-year basis after dropping to a 28-month low of 2.8 percent in June, figures released by the Census and Statistics Department Thursday showed .

The year on year inflation has been in single digit figures for 63 months continuously.

Annual average inflation, which declined since June 2013, declined further to 4.7 percent in July 2014, from 4.9 percent in the previous month.

The general price level increased in July 2014 by 1.0 percent compared to the prices in the previous month raising the absolute CCPI computed by the Department of Census and Statistics to 183.2 from 181.4 in June.

The increase in the index was totally attributed to the 2.1% increase in food prices. The combined effects of both domestically produced and imported food commodities contributed to the increase in the food sub Index.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
EU will extend the ban on LTTE, Sri Lankan PM says
-- [59 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to strengthen economic and business relations with Sweden
-- [1 hour and 26 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's legal intellect is 'simply silenced' - Asian Human Rights Commission
-- [1 hour and 49 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan PM pledges to uplift Northern Province communities
-- [3 hours ago]
ADMO Solar signs agreement with Sri Lanka Telecom
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka will work with friendly countries to maintain maritime cooperation
-- [4 hours ago]
Pakistan envoy expresses deep shock and grief over the demise of Sri Lankan President's youngest brother
-- [5 hours ago]
Russia, Sri Lanka resolve standoff over stranded research vessel in Colombo
Sri Lankan Tamil activist's daughter released from probation
Sri Lankan President's brother dies, funeral on Monday at Polonnaruwa

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.