The Sri Lankan economy has seen robust annual growth at 6.4 percent over the course of 2003 to 2012. Almost five years after the end of the three-decade civil conflict, Sri Lanka is now focusing on long-term strategic and structural development challenges as it strives to transition to an upper middle income country.
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Sri Lanka relies heavily on a dam network of 270 medium and 80 large-scale dams to provide irrigation water for farms in its dry zone, which covers two thirds of the country. The Dam Safety and Water Resources Planning Project has repaired 62 dams, which will reduce floods, water management, and irrigation for over 1 million farmers.Read More »