The Department of Census and Statistics has released the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) for the month of February 2017. NCPI has been calculated as 119.9 for February 2017. This shows an increase of 0.6 index points or a percentage of 0.5 compared to the previous month’s (January) index of 119.3. This monthly change was due to the increases of expenditure value of food items by 0.31% and non-food items by 0.23% respectively.
Government of India donated eight water bowsers to supply water to the people in drought affected areas. Donations were officially handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (21st March).
President Maithripala Sirisena handed over letters of appointments to three new electorate organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for Balapitiya, Akmeemana and Rathgama electorates of the Galle district, at the Presidential Secretariat today (21st March).
United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) Country Representative to Sri Lanka, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, presented her credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera, yesterday, (20th March), at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Country’s state owned large scale retail network, the Lanka Sathosa will open 50 new, fully equipped outlets across the country on 28th March under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.