Jun 01, 2022

SL inflation reaches record high in May

Sri Lanka’s headline inflation surged to record heights in May, amid continuing food and fuel shortages.

Consumer prices in the capital Colombo rose 39.1% from a year ago, the Department of Census and Statistics said in a statement Tuesday.

Food inflation surged 57.4%, while prices of non-food items jumped 30.6%, the data showed.

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