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Sri Lanka had been ranked 132 at the 2015 World’s Happiness Report compiled by a group of international academics on the people’s wellbeing, GDP, Per Capita and healthy life expectancy in 158 countries.

The study, edited by US economist Jeffrey Sachs and Richard Layard, head of the Well-Being Programme at the London School of Economics, ranks countries by a series of factors some nationally determined and through information gathered via the Gallup World Poll.

Switzerland topped the list as the happiest nation on earth while Iceland and Denmark ranked second and third.

Almost all the neighbouring countries of Sri Lanka scored higher marks in the report with India ranking 117, Pakistan 81, Bhutan 79, Nepal 121 and Bangladesh at 109th.

Afghanistan was ranked at the bottom ten of the report among Rwanda, Benin, Syria, Burundi and Togo.  (The Guardian)






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  • Pasel Friday, 24 April 2015 06:01 PM

    The report speak out itself Almost all the neighbouring countries of Sri Lanka scored higher marks in the report with India ranking 117, Pakistan 81, Bhutan 79, Nepal 121 and Bangladesh at 109th

    Prem Nath Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:35 AM

    This survey had been done by the well known diaspora.

    Aba Jayasekera Saturday, 25 April 2015 09:12 PM

    Something is wrong. We are always told that our literacy level, our longevity,our medical facilities and our per capita income are all better than those of any other country in SAARC. How come the happiness level is the lowest ?

    kev Saturday, 25 April 2015 12:55 PM

    I just came back from colombo and people in srilanka are a very unhappy and filled with hatred, jealousy and revenge.

    cool2015 Saturday, 25 April 2015 12:27 PM

    who did this survey did they visit every county and live there to know the local mood scammimg Nigeria gun toting Pakistan above us this is totally bull via DM Android App

    citizen Saturday, 25 April 2015 08:34 AM

    This is not surprising. We are in the group of countries which were our most close and friendliest during the previous regime. According to people like Wimal and Udaya 5.8 million people who voted for MR are very unhappy. The fall of the previous government would have contributed to us rising five positions above last year.

    Nava Saturday, 25 April 2015 07:58 AM

    Bull Shit.Not really reflecting the happiness. Its not easy measure. If bunch of idiots made a survey only 1% of population wont give any good results.

    Cobra Saturday, 25 April 2015 07:07 AM

    They read our news and see the comedy enacted by our rulers and think we are always laughing because we are happy!!!!

    TJ Friday, 24 April 2015 06:16 PM

    May be it was assessed before the presidential election

    vladinir Friday, 24 April 2015 06:04 PM

    even the worlds happiest man isnt in the worlds happiest country hes in Sri Lanka proudly via DM Android App

    Bala Friday, 24 April 2015 11:16 AM

    Very surprised - Pakistan at 81. Does not look realistic.

    sss Friday, 24 April 2015 05:22 PM

    corruption and crooked application of law make very few people happy and rich, these include politicians and high ranking professionals who received their education free of charge from the sad masses

    varuna Friday, 24 April 2015 04:18 PM

    Interesting, all the friends of the west, and the places where the Nato has demolished to the ground are the happiest, it makes even the old Chinese who tied their hair laugh. (commenting from UK)

    bush Friday, 24 April 2015 02:09 PM

    Libya 63, Pakistan 81. Report must be from US.

    birdeye Friday, 24 April 2015 12:33 PM

    Family disputes

    Dinesh Friday, 24 April 2015 12:24 PM

    These made-up reports are for self satisfaction of so called rich countries.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Friday, 24 April 2015 12:15 PM

    How does a group of international academics know whether I am happy or not?

    Abdul Friday, 24 April 2015 12:14 PM

    this is true. almost everyone in sri lanka talk about politics to get some entertainment. i think they do this because they dont know what true entertainment means. other nations got so many activities to do for their entertainment.

    Bala Friday, 24 April 2015 12:06 PM

    More idiosyncracies - Libya 63 Nigeria 78 Sudan 118. Must be really happy to live there if we SL is 132 - hope those who did the survey will go there to live.

    Happy Lankan Friday, 24 April 2015 12:05 PM

    The Western measuring stick is somewhat materialistic. Despite our stupid attitudes we Sri Lankans are among the happiest in the world. Unfortunately we do not know that we are among the happiest.


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