COLOMBO, Feb 21 Sri Lanka's National Consumer
Price Index (NCPI) rose 6.5 percent in January from a year
earlier, up from the previous month's 4.5 percent, the
Department of Census and Statistics said on Tuesday.
The NCPI in January rose 1.1 percent on a month-on-month
basis, but slowed from 1.2 percent rise in December.
The 12-month moving average inflation, for which data is
available since December 2015, jumped to an all-time high of 4.6
percent in January, compared to a 4.0 percent a month ago.
The following table shows Sri Lanka's NCPI for January:
January 2017 December 2016
National CPI (new index) 119.3 118.0
Change on year (pct) 6.5 4.2
Change Month on month (pct) 1.1 1.2
12-month moving average 4.6 4.0
(Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Editing by Vyas Mohan)