Professor Athukorala: Growth with foreign markets in sight needed to reduce poverty

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Growth with an eye on foreign markets is key to reduce poverty

The Sri Lankan born economist of international repute, Professor Prema-chandra Athukorala of the Australian National University, advised Sri Lanka’s policy makers to accelerate economic growth to reduce poverty but with foreign markets in sight because such ‘outward-oriented economic growth’ is more friendly to the poor.