Sri Lanka falls further in world Corruption Perceptions Index

(November 18, Colombo - Lanka PolitySri Lanka shared the 97th position with Liberia among 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2009 of the Transparency International.

The world’s ten least corrupt countries are as follows:

1. New Zealand

2. Denmark

3. Singapore

4. Sweden

5. Switzerland

6. Finland

7. Netherlands
8. Australia

9. Canada

10. Iceland

The world’s ten most corrupt countries:

1. Somalia

2. Afghanistan

3. Myanmar

4. Sudan

5. Iraq

6. Chad

7. Uzbekistan

8. Turkmenistan

9. Iran

10. Haiti

In 2005, Sri Lanka was the 78th among 158 countries. In 2006, she was placed 84 of 163 countries. In 2007 Sri Lanka was the 94th among 179 countries. The country was at 92nd place in 2008 among 180 countries.

Bhutan achieved the best position in the index among the South Asian nations securing the 43rd place. India is at 84 while Pakistan and Bangladesh shared the 139th position. Nepal is at 143 while Maldives is at 130.

China has achieved the 79th position. UK and US are at 17 and 19 respectively.

The CPI measures the perceived level of public-sector corruption in 180 countries and territories around the world. The CPI is a "survey of surveys", based on 13 different expert and business surveys.


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