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Sri Lanka climbed 15 notches to 117 in the latest World Happiness Report when compared to its previous rank of 132 in 2015.

The World’s Happiness Report-2016 was compiled by a group of international academics on the people’s well being, GDP Per Capita and healthy life expectancy in 157 countries.

The study, edited by US economists John Helliwell, Jeffrey Sachs and Richard Layard, head of the Well-Being Programme at the London School of Economics, ranked the countries by a series of factors.

Sri Lanka’s neighbors India ranked at 118, Pakistan 92, Bhutan 84, Nepal 107 and Bangladesh at 110.

Denmark topped the list as the happiest nation followed by Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Finland while, Burundi was ranked as the least happy country followed by Syria, Togo and Afghanistan.

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  • onlooker Sunday, 20 March 2016 06:28 AM

    Yes we are happy because we are ignorrent t of actually what is happening

    Joseph Friday, 18 March 2016 12:13 PM

    Has to improve under YAHAPALANAYA

    Ravindra Galhena Friday, 18 March 2016 12:18 PM

    Excellent! Sri Lanka is going forward!!

    Thanos Friday, 18 March 2016 12:20 PM

    Even Iraq and Palestinian Territories are ahead of SL. Mighty India is even worse than SL. ROFL! As usual the best places are the smaller European nations along with Australia, NZ and Canada.

    Coconut Donkey Friday, 18 March 2016 12:40 PM

    I think a lot was to do with the fact that they are secular societies

    yahapalanaya Friday, 18 March 2016 12:54 PM

    Yah, with nation wide power cuts and no water for many many days.What else you expected to be more and more happier, Ha, ha, ha.....

    onlooker Friday, 18 March 2016 02:37 PM

    This study must be the joke of the century.

    lionheart Friday, 18 March 2016 03:47 PM

    but MR is unhappy.

    Moda Putha Friday, 18 March 2016 04:13 PM

    Yes yes yes we are very very happy. No power, mosquitoes are drawing blood, sweating like hell, sky rocketing tax .... Yet, we are happy.....

    Harry Friday, 18 March 2016 04:25 PM

    This time they have done the survey at Diyawannawa


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