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20 Aug 2017 description

The program to distribute dry rations to people affected by the drought in Anuradhapura District is being conducted successfully.

The District Secretary of Anuradhapura R.M. Wanninayaka said that though there were some issues, they have given the necessary instructions to the officials to continue with the program.

To obtain this relief, working in the designated places is essential. Upto now there are 1,013 working places all over the district. The dry rations are distributed through the Cooperatives and the Sathosa outlets.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

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02 Aug 2017 description

The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Cost of Living (CSCL) in accordance with the president’s instructions has made a decision to provide drought affected people a ‘relief pack’ with essential items worth Rs. 5,000 per month, for the next two months, Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said.

According to the minister, CSCL had also made a decision to decrease the Special Commodity Levy (SCL) on the import of rice from Rs. 5 per kilo to Rs. 25 cents per kilo. This will be in force until 31st December, 2017.