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Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 13:00
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 1.7% in February 2016
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Inflation in February 2016 determined under the new National Consumer Price Index rose to 1.7 percent from minus 0.7 percent recorded in January 2016.

According to the Department of Census and Statistics inflation on an annual average basis in February 2016 was 2.6 percent.

This increase of inflation in February 2016 was mainly due to elimination of effect of price reduction of few essential food items.

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