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According to a survey by Transparency International (TI) nearly 50% of Sri Lankans believed that the police and political parties in the country were the most corrupt institutions in the country.

In April 2011, 1000 people were interviewed from Sri Lanka and other countries in the South Asian including India, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives and Bangladesh to determine the level of corruption in each country.

The survey showed that the people had the least amount of confidence in services provided by the police. The survey showed that there was a dire lack of confidence in the services provided by other government departments.

“Apart from the lack of confidence of the people in the police system, the survey also indicates that in Sri Lanka corruption was most prevalent in the Inland Revenue Department, Customs Department and land services such as divisional secretaries, kachcheries, pradeshiya saba, the Land Registrar’s Department and other such government services,” a TI Spokesman Shan Wijeytunge said.

This list was followed by the judiciary and education and health care services. Out of those who were interviewed 23% said they had to pay a bribe in order to obtain a particular service.

The overall results of the research in South Asia showed that corruption in government departments were highest in Bangladesh at 66% and the lowest in Maldives at 6%. (Olindhi Jayasundere)

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  • Minnal Sri Saturday, 11 February 2012 06:20 PM

    It is 100% true.

    Tintin Saturday, 11 February 2012 11:21 PM

    Only 50% agreed....?

    Guzban Saturday, 11 February 2012 11:39 PM

    Do you really need a survey for this? SL police are very corrupt but they are not the top of the list.

    Seeya Sunday, 12 February 2012 12:11 AM

    Did anyone spend money to do this survey...? they must be out of their mind. We all know Sri Lanka police and Politicians are Most CORRUPT on this planet.

    meranchim Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:59 AM

    certenly......i

    sahdi Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:36 AM

    oh...they forgot Customs department...

    Nodrog Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:18 AM

    A survey was needed to find this out, thought it was common knowledge?

    fazli Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:06 AM

    Oh... we dint know it. Thanks for the info.

    Indraratne Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:11 AM

    I agree with you.Police,Customs,Excise,PHIs ets.

    Indraratne Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:12 AM

    200%

    Ajith Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:51 AM

    We are trying to pay assessment rates to the Kesbewa PS and keep going there to be told each time to do something which has not been told at the beginning. Now that all payments have been done, we are asked to inform the "BUILDINGS SECTION" to send the file to the revenue dept, which is what we have paid for. Notwithstanding this, when we inform the building section, the peon there wants a bribe to produce it to the relevant officer. Rs. 200/= was paid with no action still. What a country!!

    Narada Sunday, 12 February 2012 07:26 AM

    Survey is wrong. I think nearly 90% people belive they are corrupted

    soma Sunday, 12 February 2012 08:04 AM

    How about inland revenue dept.?

    fazal Sunday, 12 February 2012 09:03 AM

    touch your hearts yourselfs no one is clean,dont need this servey poor only police and politicians get the bad names why not the whole mankinds.....

    veena Sunday, 12 February 2012 10:29 AM

    Other 50%? They are politicians and their catchers.

    Lanka Saturday, 11 February 2012 01:06 PM

    It is not a surprise !

    fazli Saturday, 11 February 2012 01:25 PM

    Well ! Are we surprised ?

    Leslie Saturday, 11 February 2012 01:20 PM

    50% believe the Politicians and Police are corrupt. The other 50% comprises of the Police, Politicians and Partakers in corruption.
    In spite of much talk of corruption in Maldives it is only 6%. Good and decent politicians you deserve our praise. Keep it that way.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 11 February 2012 01:20 PM

    Nothing new, more than 75% of the people know how corrupt the police and politicians are. But nowadays even judiciary has lost its respect and people have to come to accept all this corruption as a way of life in Sri Lanka and the politicians carry on merrily corrupting everything around them. This is the promised Miracle of Asia!

    Ranga Kalu Saturday, 11 February 2012 01:37 PM

    No survey is needed to come to this conclusion. It's more obvious than anything else, I guess.

    vasan Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:45 PM

    Rest of the 50 % they interviewed must be policemen and the politicians. What a waste of a time.


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