COLOMBO, May 30 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s trade deficit widened 22.5 percent to $861.3 million in March from $703.4 million in the same month last year, the central bank said on Wednesday.
March imports edge up 3.9 percent to $1.7 billion from $1.63 billion a year earlier. Exports fell 10.2 percent to $835.7 million, compared with $930.8 million a year ago.
The trade deficit in the first three months of 2012 widened 44.8 percent to $2.56 billion. (Reporting by Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez)