Sri Lanka’s Central Bank says, the increase in April inflation to 6.1% from previous months 5.5% was mainly caused by the price increases in the food category which has risen by 1% during the month.
According to the Bank, the prices of most varieties of vegetables and fresh fish, potato, big onion, eggs, dried fish, dhal and sugar has increased due to seasonal demand.
Further, prices also have gone up in the sub categories of Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance by 1.5%; Recreation and culture by 1%; Transport by 0.5%, miscellaneous goods and services by 0.4%; Clothing and footwear by 0.1% over the previous month.
Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels also has gone up by 0.1%.
Meanwhile, the prices in the sub category of Health, Communication and Education have remained unchanged during the month.
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