SL ranked 61st in World Prosperity Index

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Sri Lanka has ranked 61st globally in the 2015 Prosperity Index released by London-based the Legatum Institute on Monday.

The index measures the well-being of a country’s people and its wealth taking 142 countries across eight sub- categories into consideration: the Economy, Entrepreneurship and Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety and Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital.

In the Prosperity Index, Sri Lanka has moved up a notch to the 61st place in overall prosperity since 2014. According to the index Sri Lanka was ranked 58 in 2012 and moved down to the 60th rank in 2013.

“Sri Lanka’s best performance is in the social capital sub-index, where it ranks 32nd and lowest rank is in the safety and security sub-index where it ranks 113th,”the index said.

According to the index, Nepal has ranked 89th, India 99th, Bangladesh 103rd, Pakistan 130th and Afghanistan 141st.

This year’s Prosperity Index reveals that Indonesia has made the most radical improvements since 2009, and that the least prosperous countries are in Sub-Saharan Africa.

For the seventh year running, Norway is the most prosperous country in the world.
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  • janaka Wednesday, 04 November 2015 03:21 PM

    Ask our rural villagers what Rajapaksa did for them?

    Sapu Wednesday, 04 November 2015 03:45 PM

    SL was 62nd in 2014 according to their website

    Sene Wednesday, 04 November 2015 03:49 PM

    Giving them bullets and white elephants instead of water?

    OMG Wednesday, 04 November 2015 04:00 PM

    in 2012 rank was 58 and 2015 rank is 61. so you know how sri lanka progressed during MR time

    simon Wednesday, 04 November 2015 12:37 AM

    You need to live in SL to know exactly what rank you belong!

    Lanka Wednesday, 04 November 2015 04:20 AM

    How can it be.....we are the "top" in everything! Top politicians, top lawyers, top education, top doctors, top economists, top scientists .....we should be

    suresh Wednesday, 04 November 2015 07:56 AM

    Must be with the politicians wealth as well...makes sense

    lokka Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:14 PM

    so why we are still sending our poor girls to arab countries to make our politicians to be happy

    Giabao Wednesday, 04 November 2015 08:23 AM

    This institution is owned by an investment firm which bets on countries in transition. These guys probably use these rankings to manipulate investors and instigate market movements. This is a common strategy used by firms active in under-developed markets

    Riyaz Wednesday, 04 November 2015 09:17 AM

    So you can imagine how pathetic rest of the countries are and not so great those in front of us ! except for those on the top of the list !

    OMG Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:33 AM

    How do u say SL moved up in 2015? 2012 - 582013 - 602014 - 602015 - 61

    Perumal Wednesday, 04 November 2015 12:39 PM

    This is an international conspiracy! If you are in doubt, ask Wimal.

    Gemunu Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:20 PM

    With politicians like Mahinda Rajapakse and family I am surpised we are not the first.

    Sek Wednesday, 04 November 2015 02:11 PM

    Thanks to the mass scale development took place during the [previous government


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