ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sri Lanka-Familiar Pattern

(base: 1970-71=100) had stood at 224.8 at the end of January. Thereafter it has been gallopping and by the end of June it had touched 249.9, registering a rise of 25.1 points or 11.2 per cent in the short span of five months. This surpasses the rise last year when, between January and June, the index had gone up from 185.2 to 204.1, or by 10.1 per cent. Since the beginning of the present bout of inflation in February 1979, in a period of some 16 months, the index has moved up by

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