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Agricultural sector making a contribution to the economy

Jul 19, 2010 4:53:48 AM - itnnews.lk

The National Development Centre has said the absence of strikes and the conducive environment in the agricultural sector had made a vital contribution for economic development.

The Centre pointed out that the elimination of terrorism and political stability would be an impetus for long term economic development.

10% economic development was achieved in the first quarter of the year. 9% development in the agricultural sector, 6.9 in the technical sector and 6.7 percent in the service sector had contributed for the economic development.

Continuous economic development has been witnessed in the final quarter of last year. Due to this reason a 14% contribution has been evident in the fisheries and agricultural sectors in the first quarter of this year.