Actually...the lower ranking means that the country improved....29th means that SL got better. But still....It's a tragedy that SL is still in the top 60 list after the war. And to get better by only 4 positions is also a tragedy. Should have done much better than only 4 positions. Anyway, let's hope we are out of this list by next year.
Lanke Banda Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:49 AM
If Pranaharan was the Ruler of S.L. Then S.L.would have been a passed state. THIS IS A JOKE.
sara Wednesday, 22 June 2011 04:50 AM
ENW is still talking about HRs in 1956. Talk about Aushtwitz, Vietnam, etc. USA/EU violate human rights while selling HRs & preaching BANA. SL do not. That is the diffrence.
Titta Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:47 AM
We must be far better than this 29th. LTTE may be behind this.
SINHALAYA Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:47 AM
SL IS THE MOST SUCCESSFULL STATE OF THE CENTURY IN ANTI TERRORRISM. WHICH MOST POWERFULL COUNTRIES LIKE U.S. U.K.& ALLIES ARE FALLING IN TO FAILING STATES CATEGORY....
Stefan Tuesday, 21 June 2011 04:50 PM
shantha, no one's happy to live in a failed state, mate... you seem to have no grasp of 'sarcasm'!
podi putha Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:53 AM
as Mr.Kotler said "so lovely sri lanka"
Bakamoona Tuesday, 21 June 2011 04:56 PM
Indian Sagaraye (A)muthu Ataya :)
Jumbuli Jumba Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:53 AM
Western hypocrites who are on the LTTE diaspora's paylist are behind this!
SHANTHAPRIYA Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:01 AM
anti... you seem to be very proud of being a member of such state.
BUT SL IS NOT SUCH A COUNTRY
ranjana Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:12 PM
Absolutely right We deserve to be there though people like Cabral talk big about economy and GLP the tongue twister talking about how the world is seeing us. WE have got the best publicity with the C4 video, so don't worry we will be best remembered for this
SHANTHAPRIYA Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:05 AM
SL IS NO 01 IN U.S.A ENEMY LIST
WHO CARES THEIR RANKINGS
freehit Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:16 PM
Foreign Policy magazine and International Crisis Group ?? Well, well ! Naduth haamuduruwange, baduth haamuduruwange.!
ind Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:01 AM
Wake up and just have tour around colombo and even around country without talking nonsense.
sg Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:26 PM
Resuilts will comme in future
Chinthaka Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:28 PM
2008 - 20th, 2009-22nd 2010-25th 2011-29th
our rank position is going down. Now 28th countries have failed than us. we have to appreciate government.
indika Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:08 AM
Few of you can't change the majority mandate. Sorry .com !!
Gishan Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:36 PM
No One position should go to US and other EU countries. All these repots are malicious. who cares.
indika Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:08 AM
Exactly. They failed in every where.
indika Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:09 AM
This is all Tamil Diaspora propaganda. They have money and what they can't do ??
Upul Gunawardena Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:48 PM
It’s hard to swallow the truth when it is so bitter. This is a good awakening; try to get out of that list NOW…. . The Leaders should wake up and do the necessary things to correct the errors, mistakes done in the past.
GanjaRabbit Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:53 PM
/reading these brilliant comments any one can understand why the country is added in the failed state list.
Javi Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:08 AM
Island was pearl of the Ocean Now ball of the world....what to do...
Wara Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:16 AM
This is a real joke. We are way ahead of lot of indexes which they have not accounted (purposely). Child and mother death ratio, literacy economic growth rate, peace, satisfied country index. expected life time, boost in tourism, ...ect, ect.
ignition Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:13 AM
Kingdom of animals.
Rahavn Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:03 PM
i am looking forward to see Sri Lanka in the 1st Place. Well done!!
derek Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:16 PM
Why don'y you people even don't bother to find out what failed state index really is.?Why are you just making fun out of our own country at the drop of a hat? Sri lanka ranks high partly because of social indicators given below
Demographic pressures,Massive movement of refugees and internally displaced peoples, Legacy of vengeance-seeking group grievance, Chronic and sustained human flight
Do you see that freedom of movement ( fear of bombs etc.) is not factored in ? our low scores are to a larger extent due to the fact that INGO data is considered as accurate in preparing these
jp Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:18 AM
we don't have to panic...it a fake report.........we have scientific evidence to prove otherwise...........lol...
zorro Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:20 AM
are we such paranoiac, that we are not willing to accept any kind of critic? at least we should be able to analyze why there is a critic at all. we do as though we are the most gifted, rich and moral country in the world, and the rest is just jealous of us. What a pathetic bunch are we?
derek Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:25 PM
man! improving in this context is going below in ranking. number one is the worst .you all are hell bent in seeing sri lanka in bad light you will even misinterpret an improvement as a failure. :-) . ha ha Need schooling anyone !
chris abey Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:23 AM
Must have been lovely for him.
ballige putha Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:29 PM
worst country rank 1st mate..dont show ur ignorance by scolding at voters ...
spark Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:23 AM
To elect a civilised minister, we should have a leader who is civilised and in turn elected by a civilised population.
wal balla Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:19 AM
In 4 years, 9 countries have improved over Sri Lanka. The slide says plenty about the literacy of the Sri Lankan voters...so they do deserve their ranking.
reeri yaka Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:50 PM
Prestigious magazine !!!
Ranjith Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:12 PM
Only American ' s hench men are doing well and others are failed . That is the only criteria nowadays . o m g
Where is justice .
Tamilan Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:27 PM
this is a clear example of a state run by axis of evelis. do you expect to be number one in the world
Wara Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:30 AM
Don't talk nonsese. That Computer Jilmart scenario only for their escape. In the election petition, opposition didn't include that. WHY IS THAT ??? Also if anybody who work at counting centers know what is the possibilities of that type of thing.
tony Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:41 AM
we are only 29th... the way things are going we might reach the top 10 soon!
Priyanganee Fernando Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:37 AM
Blame Ranil for this !
mallika LEE Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:46 AM
This is Sri Lanka. The land of B grade.
Lalith Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:08 PM
and no more Tigers either!
Herewego Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:49 PM
We are in this list not because of the people, but the leaders we selected. Thanks to our great leaders !!
learn Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:15 PM
you think US give a s$*t about us ? if US think us as a threat we might disappear from the map no matter how much we support China & Russia..
ghfg Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:43 AM
Really?? Are we such a threat to US?
MadMan Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:27 PM
Its funny to see the people in our country think everything happens against them is by LTTE or the Diaspora, but forget the reality of the situation, thanks to our political leaders they succeeded in covering up by using the mask "its because of the LTTE & Diaspora" i don't think this attitude of arrogance and foolishness is helping to develop our country.
lanka Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:48 AM
Daham-You said it!!!!!!!! Well said Mate........
Kapila Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:54 PM
Wal, are you crazy? The higher the ranking it's better. What it means is SL has improved 9 places. You must be a so called "Lankan voter" your self :-D
Jim Dougal Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:49 AM
Do you really believe that? SL is ahead of Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Venezuela, Cuba, etc, etc, etc, etc. on the USA 'enemy list'? GET REAL!
sara Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:08 AM
Where is GREECE & PORTUGAL?? Greece is bankrupt & portugal is almost. Most Non credit worhy country according to IMF:,Because they are EU members,, they are not added to cover the embarassment
shane Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:50 AM
So sad that you couldn't have your peelam the "Civilized" state
Dinithi Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:46 AM
You seem to be the most illiterate. We have improved 9 places, not dropped. The index is for failed states. We going away from the top failed state spot which is good.
bull Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:51 AM
Why?? Are the people in colombo very rich??
ENW Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:12 PM
Mike. If there is religious freedom, why large number of Christian churches were burnt and Christians were assaulted . I can imagine what happened in 1956 when it was declared that the Sinhala is the official Language. All forget that Tamils are our brothers and sisters.
sam Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:53 AM
A failed state is one that has been unable to maintain an adequate level of efficiency in certain key areas like law and order, economic peformance etc.
jp Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:54 AM
Nothing wrong wit the country or its people..... we are proud Sri Lanakans.....were should be proud that we are born in a beautiful with rich natural resources and other natural wealth.... BUT THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE POLITICAL SYSTEM AND SOME POLITICIANS.....SOME OF THE POLITICIANS ARE LIKE JOKERS.....That's that main problem with this country..... the next generation should create some civilized political culture......they should be some standard for these politicians....... Then this country will be an example to others in the world....
Ami Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:47 PM
Watever said and done...These rankings and ratings are the most important factors of recognition for Sri Lankans Internationaly ! We should do our level best to come out from this in order to bring foreign remittance into SriLanka !
maks Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:48 PM
If they listed us higher rank in a list which mention good area(like best country to live) , then you will accept it, even done by USA.don't be a fool. face to reality. i wonder that how we didn't come to 1st place of that index. Miracle of Asia
Thakaradappa Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:52 PM
You guys are still ahead of Zimbabwe and Sudan. So you can be proud of that.
Upul Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:52 PM
Look at human indices of India. Look at human rights in China. Will these people dare to list them high in this index?
TMA Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:56 AM
To all those ignorant ppl who think Sri Lanka is not a failed state, U can call Somaliya is not a failed state too. If the same ppl say something good ab't SL these ppl will agree.
Thakaradappa Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:57 PM
That's what friends are for! To give you company when you hit the bottom.
TMA Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:56 AM
What R ur sources? How can U trust them over this?
daham Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:03 AM
Most comments here are based on party politics (like everything else in SL). Those who support Rajapakse regime say the index is rubbish and those who are against the regime say the index is right.
We need to look at the stituation in perspective. A country's development and sanity are not measured by the number of BMWs, Jaguars and Prados on roads. It is measured by the level of democratic process in the country, maintenance of law and order and acceptable function of systems/institutional mechanisms of the country.
Based on these things one can make a judgement on SL and where the country falls in the world ranking.
Thakaradappa Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:01 AM
So if Lanka is at the 100th position, can we say hypocrites paid by GOSL were behind ?
Ranjitdea Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:08 AM
why dont you comeout with a plan for all these areas
Ranjitdea Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:12 AM
MR and SF defeated terroris and brought peace to SL. What else do you want? Milk?
Prashan Jayawardane Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:46 AM
Sri lanka has failed as a result of it's people. Out of the 80% Sinhalese there's about 5% with brains. Out of the 12% Tamils there's about 95% with brains of which, most were forced to leave the country in 1983. In the other 8% there's about 90% who are Muslims and who are running the economy. The parliament has no power. Executive President is more powerful than any other post on this earth.
All the necessary criterion for another Zimbabwe is there at present and before another three years laps there will be a Rs. 10,000 note available.
lal Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:48 AM
True, if you don't do as you are told by US, UK you are a failed state. Simple. If you defeat terrorists without their consent you fail once more. If you kill Vietnamese, Iqaqis, Libyans, Afghans, you pass with distiction. Very fair test.
l. perera Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:59 AM
Only the stupid will take INDEXES such as these seriously. They are at the lowest end of the CREDIBILE spectrum.
Wara Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:14 AM
What they suits for them only. Next year they consider some other things where their ranking is good. Then always they are top !!
Mayu Wednesday, 22 June 2011 02:05 AM
Sri Lanka is on the wrong side. Why? Sri Lankan is very emotional and casted his vote unwisely. Now he is paying a huge price for it. The most affected community is the Sinhalese population.
Wara Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:15 AM
These figures not from government information center.
priyantha Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:16 AM
INTERNATIONLA KUMANTRANYAK MEKA
Minister Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:24 AM
No. it cannot be accepted. We cannot go so low in the rank!
Yes it is not a country, it is a zoo, where pigs rule.
Anu Wednesday, 22 June 2011 07:07 AM
Ryan Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:38 AM
any more beacause you are not here
Prashan Jayawardane Wednesday, 22 June 2011 02:48 AM
Brian Vittachi Wednesday, 22 June 2011 03:25 AM
You are so right, Basila, and going by your criteria the U.S., Greece and the U.K. also fall into the same category. I wonder why the Index did not mention them.
Wara Wednesday, 22 June 2011 03:25 AM
Even according to them !!
TONY Tuesday, 21 June 2011 12:37 PM
person who led the war is behind bars
Godaya Tuesday, 21 June 2011 12:56 PM
Wait and see we will come within the TOP 10 soon!
Silva Tuesday, 21 June 2011 12:52 PM
We proud to be Srilankan how did they measures us as failed state.mm ... Who cares these results we are the best in the world ...
Michael Tuesday, 21 June 2011 12:54 PM
All these indexes are good to keep the egos intact of those "failed economies" in the west and USA. I guess they need some solace to cover up some of the biggest mess ups in the history of mankind.
Michael Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:01 PM
And you think the Estern World has got all these right ? Who are you kidding chap ? Europe and America will not be in such a economic mess if they had all these things in place.
ASFAR Tuesday, 21 June 2011 12:58 PM
who cares the rankings ? we are good. that is what matters to us.
ade Wednesday, 22 June 2011 03:45 AM
Ohh no how comw we dint win this.... Come on we should be number 1.
Above the Crowd Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:00 PM
What did we fail in ? A level or O level ,But we are good in Math aren't we?
Heamu Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:03 PM
Surely you will miss the train again in 2017. Is there any other leader other than MR.
Thomas Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:11 PM
WHO ARE THEY TO RANK S/L ? We are now a rich nation who could provide the UN with Aircraft for use in UN opertions
anti_racist Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:02 AM
Miracle of asia continues to shine...
Chamara Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:12 PM
Above the Crowd Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:13 PM
You jump in the lake first man,you guys know only about coughs and colds.Stick to it man
Basila Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:08 AM
Its correct, No proper development plan , No proper Education plan, No proper job supplying plan, No proper salary implement plan,most worst is no proper foreign affair plan.
NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:09 AM
I thing Sri Lanka on Failed Index 2011.
Ian Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:16 PM
it is not given real pictures, we know what we expected havent come true 100% but 40 % ,can be happy. but im sure we are in good position than this estimation , this is merely american way of thinking . im staying overseas we know srilanka is going ahead
sabs Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:14 PM
in the mean time the train you expecting will not be there they will take out the train track even.....:P
Herewego Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:14 AM
Govt of SL must deny this report and must form an independent committee to investigate the authenticity of this report. Must be LTTE is behind the scene. GL Peries and Gothabaya, over to you.
GAP Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:21 PM
It's not "Nine countries improved". Should be "NIne Countries failed" or "SL improved over nine countries". Looks like you have failed mathematics. The name suites you!!
daham Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:11 AM
who cares this one sided reports. US should be the number one in the list of failed countries.
It failed in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Now it is facing the same fate in Libiya too.
It owe billions of dollars to China.
Why is it not included in this failed country list.
thalaya Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:12 AM
Don't show your ignorance.
Prasanna Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:12 AM
anybodi who has been or live in Sri Lanka knows that this is utter rubbish..
pasha Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:15 AM
we should be happy that we are not number one in this rank. LLRC term should be extended by one year more in order to investigate this Ranking report issue
med student Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:21 AM
whr da hell were u living all these times..just becus u dnt hav a proper job doesnt mean it same for everyone..get a life dude..do smting worthwhile without complaining like a kid..grow up
When Times magazine ranked MR as the sixth most powerful leader in the world, it was warmly welcome. Now they reject...
SL Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:24 AM
What about LAW & ORDER ..... Only a family rule
Cynic Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:21 AM
Wimal should start a fast against this western conspiracy against a great leader.
willows Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:26 AM
Rubbish, Rubbish and Rubbish???
DeSelva Tuesday, 21 June 2011 02:28 PM
well done sri lanka we managed to get on the list. miracle of asia
Sinha Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:27 AM
If they based their report on the International Crisis Group it must be the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. STFU LTTE proxies. Enough of this negative noncence, lets get on with developing our country the way we want to. those who dont like it can get lost
MadHatter Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:27 AM
Guys you should visit the link posted and see the site with the rankings and see what indicators they use first. Also we have improved over the past few years. From 20 we have come down to 29
Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:29 AM
But our government politicians talk and behave as if we are a super power. Anyway, we are in good company along with our erstwhile friends in the failed nations basket. Wonder if this is what was promised to us as the "Miracle of Asia"
ben Wednesday, 22 June 2011 04:28 AM
A state with a majority of fools ! Well done miracle of asia!
Sue Wednesday, 22 June 2011 04:29 AM
Unfortunately daham, there are very few people that can think intelligently and in an unbiased manner. Most think Sri Lanka is now a country that should be revered by everyone little knowing the true state of affairs.
Niv Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:27 AM
As usual we are going to tell, this magazine got millions of dollars from diaspora and supported of LTTE. But good to see our best friends such as Pakistan, Myanmar , Bhutan ..etc etc are around us. Best example for Good friends...
daham Tuesday, 21 June 2011 02:38 PM
You seem to be a deaf and blind man.
SL Boy Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:28 AM
I agree with you we expected more than this from MR. But still nothing. I hope we miss the train. Now I'm waiting till next train in 2017. What to do :) But I'll never miss it again.
ASHRAFF Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:36 AM
whatever is good for us we are taking as positive and now we shall admit and rectify our own mistakes this is straight forward
sam the man Tuesday, 21 June 2011 02:49 PM
How do you define civilized,... MR is a lawyer by profession and hails from a good family as well, In case he had fit your agenda and your favourite party then I suppose he would be " civilized" in your books, whats wrong with people like you always bashing our fellow country men. Constantly saying Sri Lankans are foolish, illiterate blah blah blah and proudly say so too... Come on man!!!! granted everything is not perfect and hunky-dory ,But its far much better now than a few years ago....,
ha-ha Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:32 AM
utter rubbish....this report based on inputs given by iNGOs, and we all know their agenda. Check IMF, World Bank and independent investor reports for correct and up to date status. We live in SL and we know whats going on. We are not ignorants!!
Raja Tuesday, 21 June 2011 03:15 PM
Over 300,000 hostages taken by the Tamil Tiger Terrorists were rescued by the SriLankan Govt and resettled after demining their residential areas. How can this be called a failed state? Economy is progressing rapidly, much faster than any of the Western Nations or any other nation except China - so how can this be a failed state? If this grading can be so inaccurate, it is possible the rest of gradings given to other nations are also utterly wrong and is merely the wishful thinking of powers behind this Foreign Policy Magazine.
mike Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:34 AM
The reasons given are hardly valid to make a failed state. Tourism has increased by 600%. Literacy level is very high. No bombs for more than 02yrs. People are free. Religious freedom is ample comparing with neighbors & gulf. Despite COL people are happy. Free education n medical in govt hospitals. Defeated terrorism. Problems we have are common all over the world. This is a highly bias report & will not affect SL at all. The defeat of terrorism has angered the west.
Niv Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:39 AM
Winning the war wont decide whether its a failed state or not. There are lot of ways to win the war. Brutal one is, by damaging the .... .... etc etc and force the opponent to to give up the battle.
millibamd Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:43 AM
If the government could appoint a ` civilised` minister for higher education, one area could be recovered.
Mifaz Wednesday, 22 June 2011 04:37 AM
I think only you have benefited from this govt. looking at the thums down for your comments.
Niv Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:44 AM
unemployment rate is not based on single person got employment and other one didn't get it. Its based on how many eligible to get a job and how many actually got the job. you are not a 'med student' actually 'mad student'
sam Wednesday, 22 June 2011 04:36 AM
true. Only central bank figures can be trusted
sunny Tuesday, 21 June 2011 03:59 PM
Guys wake up. Take the criticism to improve ourselves and show the world how powerful we are rather than just making mockery out of a report. Stop blaming others and blame yourself for not being a Bill gates for US , Gandi 4 India, Diana 4 UK or Ian Trope 4 Australia. They all uplifted their countries. What have we done to Sri Lanka?
sara Wednesday, 22 June 2011 04:41 AM
Greece and Portugal are the No 1 failed states in the world now!! They are technically bankrupt & IMF has list them as most credit unowrthy country. This clearly shows how bias is this.. .. They dont add greece because it is EU member!!
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