SL ranks 91 in corruption index

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Sri Lanka ranked 91st place on Transparency International’s corruption perception index for 2013, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka got a score of 37. Denmark and New Zealand are together the least corrupt countries out of the 177 surveyed by the anti-corruption watchdog.

On a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is clean, India ranked 94th on the index and got a score of 36.

The three most corrupt countries, tied on first place, are Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia, according to the report.

The results of 2013 are not comparable to those of 2012 and 2011 because of change in methodology, Transparency International said in a statement.

The watchdog makes use of data sources that specialize in governance and business climate analysis to come to these conclusions. For India, it used 10 out of 13 data sources, including Bertelsmann Foundation, World Bank and World Economic Forum.

The organization then uses this data to measure perceptions of corruption in the public sector.

This allows it to make comparisons across countries, time and in terms of quantitative data.

Among South Asian countries, Bhutan is the least corrupt with a score of 63 and Bangladesh is the most corrupt with a score of 27.

  Comments - 20

  • Be Fair Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:26 AM

    I like to look at the brighter side, at least we are ahead of 86 countries who are more corrupt than us.........

    Be Fair Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:27 AM

    That's the only consolation for citizens like us

    MCDONALd Thursday, 05 December 2013 01:15 AM

    At the present context no government can survive without corruption especially after the introduction of Executive Presidency.

    appuhami Tuesday, 03 December 2013 01:10 PM

    This is totally unfair SRI lanka should be at least @ TOP 10

    vijay Tuesday, 03 December 2013 01:13 PM

    bet we are better than Pakistan or india

    Perumal Tuesday, 03 December 2013 01:23 PM

    91 is a lucky number. Let's get more lucre!

    Sukumar Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:04 AM

    Yeah the Brits are the most corrupted in terms of political influences and conspiracy!

    willows Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:06 AM

    not bad

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:22 AM

    dmmika...were you born under rock?

    Hiran Shanaka Tuesday, 03 December 2013 01:41 PM

    I thought, India should have got a much worse rank than what they had already got....

    Dammika Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:25 AM

    Were you born yesterday?

    CHC Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:38 AM

    Probably bribed to get that score !!

    CHC Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:38 AM

    UK, US and Canada !!!

    JAMES THORNTON Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:52 AM

    THIS INDEX HIGH MANELY BECAUSE OF THE POLITICANS AND THERE GOONS. IF NOT THE INDE WILL BE FAR LOW.

    narada Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:00 AM

    WELL DONE SRILANKA

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:41 AM

    A Western Conspiracy !

    mnsmart Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:06 AM

    NORTH KOREA & AFGANISTAN, THE ENEMY OF THE WEST ARE ON TOP?

    G.Lokugedara Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:48 PM

    Where does UK stand. There corruption is all hidden under the pilow.

    Dammika Tuesday, 03 December 2013 04:02 PM

    This cannot be ... must be number one. Please ask them to re-count

    pokirissa... Wednesday, 04 December 2013 05:22 AM

    they say and we hear...


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