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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 7:46
Sri Lanka's economy grows 7.8 pct in Q2 2014, vs 7.6 pct in Q1
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Sri Lanka's economy grew 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 from the same period a year earlier, accelerating from 7.6 percent in the previous three months.

The industrial sector grew 12.2 percent year-on-year and the service sector by 5.8 percent.

The agricultural sector expanded 6.5 percent.

The central bank estimates the economy will expand at 7.8 percent this year with an inflation target of between 4 to 6 percent, from a 7.3 percent growth last year.
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