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SL slips to 104 in the latest Corruption Index

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Sri Lanka has slipped to 104 in 2021 from its 2020 position of 94 in the International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of Transparency International that was released today.

The CPI scores 180 countries and territories around the world based on perceptions of Public Sector corruption.
The scores reflect the views of experts and surveys from businesspeople.

The CPI is calculated using data from 13 external sources, including the World Bank, World Economic Forum, private risk and consulting companies, think tanks and others. The CPI uses a scale from 0 to 100; 100 is very clean and 0 is highly corrupt.

Sri Lanka’s score in the 2021 CPI stands at 37, one point lower than the previous year (38).

Over the past 10 years, Sri Lanka’s CPI score has remained relatively the same with the lowest score of 36 being reported in 2016 and the highest score of 40 being reported in 2012.

Types of public sector corruption captured in the CPI encompass bribery, diversion of public funds, effective prosecution of corruption cases, adequate legal frameworks, access to information, and legal protections for whistleblowers, journalists and investigators.

According to Transparency International, Sri Lanka’s overall performance is in line with the observation that corruption levels remain at a standstill worldwide, with 86 per cent of countries making little to no progress in the last 10 years.

Transparency International notes that the global COVID-19 pandemic has been used in many countries as an excuse to curtail basic freedoms and sidestep important checks and balances. It adds that despite the increasing international momentum to end the abuse of anonymous shell companies, many high-scoring countries with relatively “clean” public sectors continue to enable transnational corruption.

The top countries on the Index are Denmark (88), Finland (88) and New Zealand (88) while Somalia (13), Syria (13) and South Sudan (11) remain at the bottom of the CPI.

Transparency International makes the following recommendations to governments to combat the vicious cycle of corruption, human rights violations and democratic decline:

    Uphold the rights needed to hold power to account.
    Restore and strengthen institutional checks on power.
    Combat transnational forms of corruption.
    Uphold the right to information in government spending.

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  • Saran Tuesday, 25 January 2022 11:47 AM

    lol miracle of Asia

    hafnop Tuesday, 25 January 2022 12:03 PM

    thought we were among the top 5!!! It's a shame we don't maintain our standards

    Slit Tuesday, 25 January 2022 12:29 PM

    It will slip

    Punchi Banda Tuesday, 25 January 2022 12:39 PM

    Very sad all our Human Development Indexes are going backwards contrary to what is being told to us by the people plundering us.

    what corruption ? Tuesday, 25 January 2022 12:48 PM

    do we need int. agencies to tell us this?? we know it when we hire a 'baas'. he has to pay 3 'senior' baasas to get his wage..corruption is written in SL even in public toilets...yeah..jayawewa

    Vipin B Tuesday, 25 January 2022 12:53 PM

    Ha Ha - led from the front. What an achievement.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 25 January 2022 01:56 PM

    Citizens themselves are uncultured who vote for similar monkeys to govern them and this is obvious result. Dan Sapada?

    Ram Tuesday, 25 January 2022 01:58 PM

    Going down the pallang,


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