Monday, September 14, 2009

Sri Lanka poised for greater economic growth - World Bank

'Gemi Diriya' achieving goals
Sri Lanka is leading to a surge in optimism for stronger economic growth and poverty reduction. Even with the conflict, Sri Lanka has posted strong growth rates, putting the country on track to achieve most Millennium Development Goals by 2015, a report by The World Bank said.
According to the report during the last five years, poverty has declined rapidly. For example, the poorest Southern Province has cut poverty in half, from 28% in 2002 to 14% in 2006/7. However, significant challenges loom large, not least addressing reconstruction in the North and East of the country. >> Full Story