Sri Lanka sees economy growing 7.5 pct in 2013- president

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 08, 2012 10:35 hrs

COLOMBO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's economy is expected to grow 7.5 percent in 2013, and 8 percent annually thereafter, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Thursday, presenting the 2013 budget to parliament.

Rajapaksa, who is also Sri Lanka's finance minister, said the economy was expected to grow 6.8 percent this year.

For highlights of the 2012 budget, see (Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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