Up and up
The Sri Lankan Census and Statistics Department has released the country’s economic performance report for 2013. According to it, Sri Lanka’s GDP growth rate for 2013 was 7.3 percent against 6.3 percent in 2012. The industrial sector recorded a 9.9 percent year-on-year growth with mining and quarrying showing 11.5 percent YoY growth, followed by 10.7 percent in gem mining.
The manufacturing sub-sector posted 7.5 percent growth, up from