SL ranked 73 at Human Development Index

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Sri Lanka has ranked 73rd position of the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) for 2014 under high development category, leaving all the South Asian countries behind.

India is ranked at 135, among the medium development countries like Egypt, South Africa, Mongolia, Philippines and Indonesia.

Pakistan ranked 146 and Nepal 145, in the low development category. Bhutan, Maldives, Afghanistan and Bangladesh ranked at 136, 103, 169 and 142 respectively.

According to the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) released on July 24 in Tokyo, the human development index of Sri Lanka, a measure derived from life expectancy, education levels and income, grew from 0.745 in 2012 to 0.750 in 2013.

The HDR covers 187 countries across the world and is published annually by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

In the current report, the top five countries ranked in terms of the HDI are Norway, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the US. The bottom five countries in this ranking are Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Chad and Sierra Leone. (LSP)

  Comments - 16

  • Ara Thursday, 24 July 2014 03:26 PM


    BE Friday, 25 July 2014 02:35 AM

    why cant we proud of this?
    always we rank ourselves down .

    ඉන්දික Friday, 25 July 2014 03:00 AM

    It's from the bottom!

    mahinda pathirana Friday, 25 July 2014 03:01 AM

    some humans commenting here is not developed !

    ඉන්දික Friday, 25 July 2014 03:02 AM

    That shows how powerful is MR. He can influence UN as well!

    Public Friday, 25 July 2014 03:23 AM

    I am happy when we are always ahead of India in any.

    Ranja Friday, 25 July 2014 03:57 AM

    Dear Readers, Please be umble to appreciate good work, don't criticise the good work of the government.

    The God Father Friday, 25 July 2014 04:03 AM

    Not Bad, hope we get to the first 25 soon.

    George Clooney Friday, 25 July 2014 04:17 AM

    Must be a mistake, this can never be. Look at the state of the country.

    ABC Friday, 25 July 2014 10:31 AM

    Must be very annoying to those who waiting to look down on SL via DM Android App

    ibs Saturday, 26 July 2014 09:03 AM

    srilankans are unique. be srilankan buy srilankan. srilanka will keep on defying the odds and show the way to others.

    Ajith-K Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:54 PM

    Where is the " Failed State" index?

    Phantom Thursday, 24 July 2014 01:14 PM

    I think there's been a printers devil, it should have read road development and not human!!!

    xpert Friday, 25 July 2014 12:46 AM


    banda Friday, 25 July 2014 01:12 AM

    must have been "computer jilmart" at work once again

    perera Thursday, 24 July 2014 03:04 PM

    Jayalalitha must be pleased with her performances.135 no so bad

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