Seasonal consumer price inflation in March fell by 0.8 per cent in March after falling by 0.7 per cent in February.
Annual average inflation, a more accurate measure of the direction of inflation, has been fallen steadily from around 2001.rn
rnIn March Rice, coconuts and vegetable prices had fallen while meat and sugar prices had risen.rn
rnThe CDCPI, computed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, of the lowest 40 per cent of income earning households covering the Colombo District decreased by 0.5 per cent in March. rn
rnThe index in March 2004 when compared with March 2003 (the point to point change) rose by 0.5 per cent compared to a 0.6 per cent decrease in February 2004 and 3.2 per cent increase in March 2003. rn
rnAccordingly, the annual average change of the index dr