SL among top ten generous countries

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Sri Lanka ranked ninth place at the 2014 World Giving Index (WGI) compiled by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) which looks at charitable behaviours of countries including the tendency of helping strangers, donating money and volunteering.

 


The United Kingdom based Foundation’s Giving Index had covered 135 countries based on more than a million interviews conducted by Gallup since 2005/06, as part of their World Poll survey.

 


Both the United States and Myanmar ranked as the most generous countries in the world with Canada ranking at third place, Ireland at fourth and New Zealand at fifth place.  

 


The next five most generous countries were Australia, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago respectively.

 


Sri Lanka’s neighbours like India had ranked at 69, Pakistan at 61, Bangladesh at 72 with Afghanistan ranking at 79 and Nepal at 44 in the index.

 


The index report highlighted that Theravada Buddhism in countries like Myanmar and Sri Lanka had influenced and encouraged charity among the societies.

 


“Nine out of ten people in Myanmar follow the Theravada Buddhism. The lives of the Sangha are supported by dana (charitable giving) by lay followers of the religion. Sri Lanka is also another country with a strong Theravada Buddhist community,” says the report.

 


Sri Lanka also ranked third at the sub index of participation in volunteering, 7th at donating money and 40th at helping strangers.

 


WGI data over the period of 2006-2013 in Sri Lanka reflects that the end of the civil war had made an impact of giving and the country’s all types of giving had increased by at least eight per cent.

 


Yemen ranked as the least generous country at the index. Venezuela ranked at 134, Palestine at 133 and Ecuador at 132 . (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • usoof Wednesday, 19 November 2014 02:36 PM

    SRILANKANS ARE BORN TO HELP OTHERS. BUT OUR POLITICIANS WILL CHANGE RANK VERY SOON.

    usoof Wednesday, 19 November 2014 02:36 PM

    SRILANKANS ARE BORN TO HELP OTHERS. BUT OUR POLITICIANS WILL CHANGE RANK VERY SOON.

    George Thursday, 20 November 2014 05:08 AM

    No wonder we are the first in line to still have beggers. via DM Android App

    King Wednesday, 19 November 2014 02:58 PM

    My Foot..

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 19 November 2014 03:31 PM

    We give in millions; that too in dollars.

    nother-king Wednesday, 19 November 2014 03:39 PM

    probably you are not generous but do not use that yardstick to measure everyone else. Sri Lanka may be lacking in many things but generosity is not one of them.

    susane Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:19 AM

    I am an outsider living here I have noted the common man is very generous and helpful. but not the people who have money, and definetly not the cabin crew while they serve horrible food.

    nizamhm1944 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 03:50 PM

    Having Three Presidential Elections within ten is the generosity of our HE President1

    ibadun Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:15 PM

    these foreign guys seen and eat dansala with public fund

    ram Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:20 PM

    why only elections,very high no. of ministers, more allowances during election period to gov. workers etc etc.

    Adwait Ainapure Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:53 PM

    This is a pleasant surprise. As an Indian, I am proud to have such a generous neighbouring country.Great. And congratulations to all Sri Lankans.

    Satha Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:53 PM

    If we become same place as Democratic nation in the World, it easyif we think or number One in the World what a proud?

    Grace Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:55 PM

    You are a king of venomous minds.

    is that all you got loser Wednesday, 19 November 2014 05:10 PM

    Sour grapes ha....

    Suq Madique Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:35 AM

    Our people are blissfully unaware that charity begins at home.


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