SL placed 60th in World Prosperity Index

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Sri Lanka has come to the 60th position in the World Prosperity Index above neighbouring India in 106th spot, Nepal at 102 and Bangladesh at 103.

In the 'Prosperity Index' ranking of 142 countries compiled by London-based Legatum Institute Sri Lanka has moved up eleven places to 60th in overall Prosperity since 2009. Over the past five years, the country has increased twelve places to 35th in the Social Capital sub-index, due to increases in willingness to help strangers and trust levels.

The Economy sub-index has risen twenty eight places to 74th since 2009, as a result of increases in capital per worker, gross domestic savings, perceived job availability, and satisfaction with access to adequate food and shelter.

The 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index evaluates nations in eight categories, including education, health, economy, safety and security.

China is ranking at the 51th position in the index.

 At the top of the index, Norway defended its numero uno position for the fifth year. Switzerland is at second place, followed by Canada at third, Sweden at fourth and New Zealand at fifth.

Meanwhile, on the lower end of the rankings Chad stood at 142, Central African Republic (141), Congo (140), Afghanistan (139), Pakistan (132) and Iraq (130).  (The New Indian Express and Legatum Prosperity Index)

  Comments - 42

  • Gamini Lindagedera Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:39 AM

    Excellent achievement! Hats off those who made it possible.

    79 views but no comments. Looks like fellow countrymen don't appreciate these achievements.

    Lankan Man Thursday, 31 October 2013 08:31 PM

    Tmil Nadu/Indian politician look at this and compare India with Sri Lanka. These are facts.

    lara Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:49 AM

    Poor India, the self appointed "Big Mouthed Boss " of South Asia.

    Mark Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:40 PM

    Wow! Great news. One puzzling thing here is that India is 106. So who is the Big brother here? How can India be a super power when they are ranked below SL, Nepal and Bangladesh!

    CW Saturday, 02 November 2013 04:59 AM

    Neutral Man, I like your comment. These unpatriotic so called " Sri Lankans" did the same thing during the war. They always publish anti SL comments and never appreciate anything positive. They all have the JVP mentality, they think they know everything, but people always reject them. There are shortcomings, but we must not be afraid to accept the truth. That Harsha guy is an absolute idiot. I do not know who gave him the PhD. I suspect it is something like what our infamous Dr "Vermin" has.

    Amal Saturday, 02 November 2013 10:37 AM

    We the people do not feel so

    ind Friday, 01 November 2013 11:13 AM

    It's in long term. Be patient !

    Hadi Saturday, 02 November 2013 05:08 AM

    Assending order of prosperity starting from Norway Canada Etc!!

    ind Friday, 01 November 2013 06:39 AM

    Reason is, in other countries these issues are same and may be even worse !!!

    durang Friday, 01 November 2013 01:46 AM


    sinwin Thursday, 31 October 2013 01:23 PM

    Weldone Sri Lanka. This is true indication or answer to those who is negative all the time,

    Ceylonese Friday, 01 November 2013 11:31 AM

    No wonder Sri Lanka is called the Miracle of Asia because we are better off than countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.Something to be proud of.

    dhanuddara Friday, 01 November 2013 02:27 AM

    yeah it's not the ground situation is it?

    Siripala Thursday, 31 October 2013 01:39 PM

    65.8% believe business/govt. corruption is widespread.
    That's a good one for a start....

    Sarath Ananda Thursday, 31 October 2013 01:42 PM

    Ehema wenne ei I don't no why

    ranjith Thursday, 31 October 2013 01:51 PM

    It is high time for the US law makers to take this into their consideration and they must help our government to give all the Sri Lankans a better life.

    neutral man Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:13 PM

    high time to understand that the government and country are two diférent scopes someone can be anti-government but cant be anti-sri lanka unless if u r a terrorist plz think twice..

    Dr.Rubert Vanderkoon Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:31 PM

    This is clearly a result of government's efforts. Credit to the government 100%.

    Game Kolla Friday, 01 November 2013 03:06 AM

    There is a saying..." there are liars.,.... damn liars...., statistics."

    IRF Friday, 01 November 2013 03:07 AM

    This is the real Sri Lanka I agree with you.

    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:56 PM

    Only Govt and it's supporters will appreciate this. For me the cost of living is like in the USA and earning is like in Sudan for the common Sri Lanka people. For example in our supermarkets cheese rack became sauce rack, as there are no buyers..

    kasun Friday, 01 November 2013 08:31 AM

    This list is in the ascending order of prosperity.

    Jan Chandra Friday, 01 November 2013 08:44 AM

    Sri Lankans are not appreciative of the beautiful country, the facilities and opportunities they have. The grass is greener always on the other side. I hope Sri Lankans, particularly, the Colombians, would wake up and support the country.

    Shenali Wijetunge Friday, 01 November 2013 03:25 AM

    But SL is considered a third world under development country with a low standard of living due to the high level of poverty. prosperity is only for the government and its cohorts.

    AJ Saturday, 02 November 2013 01:34 PM

    65.8% of corruption & that's roughly the same percentage the GOVT wins the election...:)

    Teni Friday, 01 November 2013 03:27 AM

    According to world prosperity index sri lankans are going up, buy majority are suffering with the increasing cost of living. This couldnot apply real factors and people

    ind Friday, 01 November 2013 03:39 AM

    Well done. !

    kumar Thursday, 31 October 2013 04:15 PM

    Now The Traitors will say MR has bribed the institute.

    kumar Thursday, 31 October 2013 04:17 PM

    Stick to Polsambola and Batala,thats for You.forget cheese or sauce

    banda Thursday, 31 October 2013 04:21 PM

    Are you in USA or Sudan?

    A B Rambukwella Friday, 01 November 2013 04:24 AM

    Major A B Rambukwella

    Everyone must hats off for the neutral man's comments.

    kapruka Friday, 01 November 2013 09:34 AM

    Do not allow kalathonies to come over land and settale

    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 01 November 2013 04:26 AM

    Prosperity !! Good if we are 60th. But, how has it helped the majority of Srilankans?

    nicky karunarathna Friday, 01 November 2013 04:28 AM

    Where is that so-called economist Harsha De Silva is hiding? Get that guy out from scruff of his neck and show this data please. I know guy will come up with his usual answer - this statistics also bogus, no doubt. Anyway get the guy from his barrow before this dissipate from news.

    ind Friday, 01 November 2013 09:46 AM

    Then read from other side and see who are in top!

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 November 2013 09:50 AM

    There May Be Short Comings, The Main Thing We Are Better Than The Big Mouth Bullies At The 106th Position. Thank You Mahinda

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 November 2013 09:52 AM

    Are These Central Bank Statistics.

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 November 2013 09:54 AM

    Sri Lanka Up Up And Away.

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 November 2013 09:55 AM

    Sri Lanka Pulling Away From The Pack

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 November 2013 09:56 AM

    Sri Lanka Wonder Of The Universe

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 November 2013 09:58 AM

    Sri Lanka Moving Like A Bullet Train

    SAM Thursday, 31 October 2013 07:46 PM

    is this look like the channel 4 news.....

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