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Sri Lanka Economic Crisis | A look at how the common man has been hit by inflation

As Sri Lanka faces an unprecedented economic crisis, the soaring cost of living burns hole in Sri Lankan’s pockets. In Sri Lanka, overall rate of inflation for February 2022, as measured by National Consumer Price Index (NCPI), stood at 17.5 percent – the highest since 2015.

April 04, 2022 / 07:09 PM IST
As Sri Lanka faces an unprecedented economic crisis, the soaring cost of living burns hole in Sri Lankan’s pockets. Here’s a look at how the common man has been hit hard by inflation. (Image: News18 Creative)
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As Sri Lanka faces an unprecedented economic crisis, the soaring cost of living burns hole in Sri Lankan’s pockets. Here’s a look at how the common man has been hit hard by inflation. (Image: News18 Creative)
A look at the average retail price of some common food items. (Image: News18 Creative)
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A look at the average retail price of some common food items. (Image: News18 Creative)
In Sri Lanka, overall rate of inflation for February 2022, as measured by National Consumer Price Index (NCPI), stood at 17.5 percent – the highest since 2015. (Image: News18 Creative)
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In Sri Lanka, overall rate of inflation for February 2022, as measured by National Consumer Price Index (NCPI), stood at 17.5 percent – the highest since 2015. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here’s what Sri Lankans are shelling out for their daily groceries now. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Here’s what Sri Lankans are shelling out for their daily groceries now. (Image: News18 Creative)