SL ranked 91 in Corruption Perceptions Index

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Sri Lanka has failed to show significant improvement in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017, released by Transparency International (TI), the global movement against corruption, the Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said.

The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption whereas Sri Lanka has moved up 4 places from 95th to 91st, far more importantly its CPI score has only risen by two points from 36 to 38, representing the slow rate of progress.

The TISL said being the local chapter of the global movement, was concerned by the fact that Sri Lanka’s current CPI score of 38 was the same score that prevailed in 2014.

“A close analysis of Sri Lanka’s positioning in the CPI from 2012 to 2017 shows that despite the institutional strengthening of anti-corruption agencies following the 19th amendment, consistent failure in implementation has led to very limited progress,” TISL Executive Director Asoka Obeyesekere said.

“Sri Lanka has failed to show any significant progress in its CPI score year on year for the past five years, an increase or decrease of 6 points or more represents a significant change. Mr. Obeyesekere added, “it would seem that the anti-corruption drive has limited momentum.”

“Progressive legal reforms such as giving citizens the right to freely access asset declarations of public representatives and the passage of the essential National Audit Bill have also been stalled in Cabinet, which is indicative of a lack of bureaucratic and political will.”

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  • Sunil Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:29 AM

    Thanks to our notorious bank robber and his ever supporting pm.

    Uvindu Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:57 AM

    Sri Lanka ranked 83 when MR gave this country to Mr. Clean and Hitan in 2015.

    Premalal Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:05 PM

    I don't think that even the most corrupt nation would have robbed their central bank.

    a1b1 Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:06 PM

    Keep in mind that this is the Corruption PERCEPTIONS Index

    CHQ Thursday, 22 February 2018 02:32 PM

    what about the cheque given by Aloysium to some MPs (it was in the news few days ago)

    Sambo Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:30 AM

    Our politicians have no shame and no fear in corruption. They are well pleased to see the rankings. They will try to steal more and more.

    cheers Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:30 AM

    UNP robbed the central bank in day light so how can we progress. Theu have now become United National pocketing party

    Sharin Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:36 PM

    Why only one party, from the 1956 onwards the country was robbed left right and centre by the Politicians and Government Servants

    Saman Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:35 AM

    The anti-corruption drive by the Yahapalana Govt. all talk, no action. Aiyoo Sirisena...

    Sumith Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:36 AM

    MR showed us what corruption means, how to rob and the damage it does to an economy. RW showed us you can further rob even a bankrupt country. I think there is still room for corruption.... May be that's why people are still trying to come into power. RIP mother land.

    Jaffna Logic Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:37 AM

    Who are these faceless entities from the Western Countries deciding these statistics? In the map they have designated all their white regions as corruption free,what a bullshit !!!I

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:17 PM

    In your opinion, should Sri Lanka create its own corruption index? Are you really so naive as to believe that countries like UK or Germany have a lot of corruption?

    pradeep Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:47 PM

    your name justifies your comment.Your brethren are living in those very same white man's country, just check with them and they will confirm it for you

    Shanthy Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:50 PM

    Paradeep,Tamils living in western countries are some of the top professionals in the world,the Tamil refugees who arrived recently are of your type of people.

    RK Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:54 PM

    Lord Wolfstein,What the hell you know about UK.I have been living here for the past 45 years. Comment by Jaffna Logic is an accurate refeflection of the state of the affairs.

    Jaliya Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:46 AM

    If you ask the significant progress made by the MS government he will say undoubtedly we are doing better than Zambia, Mongolia and much better than Ethiopia ... in an attempt to not only accumulate more points but the stolen wealth too.

    gal ratne Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:59 PM

    Politicians are working hard to bring our beautiful country to the 1st place. Shouldn't we be grateful to them?

    007 Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:01 PM

    Something strange in votings for the comments,call in the CID ? DM may know the suspect ?

    patriot Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:04 PM

    Good progress in corruption or bribery since 70 years of Independence!

    Roger Emmanuel Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:11 PM

    So long as the UNP keeps on manupilating the economy Sri Lanka will be awarded higher ratings in corruption. The President making declarations on efforts to bring culprits to book is merely cosmetic propaganda to survive in power to the detriment of the people with false interpretations of the real situation thus allowing political crooks to continue unhindered.

    MH Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:57 PM

    How to stop corruption.. have less ministers, we have more minister than India!!!! India is a 1 billion population to our 22 million.If any industries wants to create something new and improved for the public it has to go through the minister and even though it not their idea they want a cut from the take. How can anything move forward?

    Anura Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:59 PM

    National Medicined Regualtory Authority is another place - No entrepreneur or foreign company can open up a business in Sri Lanka - They manupulate the whole game - They how to create confusion . Some of acts are very vague - This allow officers to earn money from the applicant

    Ceylon Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:26 PM

    As far as givernment do business enterorisess,corruption continues.privertise all government own businessess.government businessess mean robery business.

    Ceylon Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:36 PM

    Since the president of the country is a thief,how can stop corruptions??.

    Premalal Thursday, 22 February 2018 05:16 PM

    He ratted on his own voters.

    Vipin Baby Thursday, 22 February 2018 04:27 PM

    I thought at least in terms of corruption we can beat India. What a pity India (81) beat us here too. South Africa also beat us (71). England and Australia beat us comprehensively by an innings (8 and 13).Well..., at least we beat Pakistan (117). Let Basil come and Pakistan will also beat us.

    Pradeepan Monday, 23 July 2018 08:27 AM

    TradingEconomics clearly tracks the deteriotion in progress from 2014 to 2017, from GDP growth to Debt to GDP to Corruption.MR WAS OUR LEE KUAN YEW


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