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Sri Lanka’s inflation has accelerated to 3.1 percent in the 12-month to November 2015, up from 1.7 percent in October, official data released yesterday showed.

Prices rose 1.4 percent during the month with the Colombo Consumer Price Index rising from 182.1 to 184.7 points, data released by the Census and Statistics Department showed.

During the month, prices of food rose by 3 percent while sharp rises were witnessed in the clothing and footwear sub- index which rose by 18.4 percent in the year to November.

Meanwhile, core inflation index also rose 4.3 percent during the 12-months to November, although slowing from 4.4 percent compared to October statistics. The index itself gained 0.1 points to 180.7.