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22 Aug 2017 description

President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to give dry rations to farmers affected by the drought is being carried out continuously.

The program is covering 13 districts and the items given include flour, dhal, sugar, lentils and canned fish. Farmers selected by District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries are issued this dry ration through the co-operatives.

President Sirisena recently made a visit to Kabithigollawa to look into the problems faced by the famer community due to the drought and instructed to provide dry rations as we as drinking water.

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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