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.
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.
Krystal Reid of Sri Lanka, co-founder of the 'Enable Lanka Foundation', won the overall Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2017 award at an award ceremony held on 15th March at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
Sri Lanka Embassy in Brazil organized a series of promotional activities from 6th-9th March in Salvador, the Capital of the State of Bahia, Brazil with the intention of expanding the commercial relations.
SriLankan Airlines, in its continuous effort in expanding business throughout its network, recently made a special arrangement of a leisure cum educational tour to Sri Lanka for students of the University of Lahore.
Sri Lanka’s envoy to Rome, Daya Pelpola, concurrently accredited to Albania, presented the Letter of Credence to Bujar Nishani, President of the Republic of Albania on 13th March at the Presidential Palace in Tirana.
National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) is now on a major youth entrepreneur drive-and the latest node in Sri Lanka’s grassroots market linkage network to start operations will be serving the small time young farmers and fisher-folk in Northern Province’s Mannar District.
Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam yesterday (15th March) handed over the Commission of Appointment to David Bruce Sherman as Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul in the state of Pennsylvania. He is the first Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in that state.