Written by News 1st
04 Dec, 2013 | 11:07 am
Sri Lanka has dropped 12 notches from last year’s 79th rank on Transparency International’s Global Corruption Perception Index and has been ranked the 91st among 177 countries this year, with a score of 37 points out of 100.
The Corruption Perceptions Index conducted by Transparency International annually focuses on corruption prevalent in the public sector.
Denmark and New Zealand are tied for first place with scores of 91 while Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are the worst performers on the index,, scoring just 8 points each.
Among the South Asian countries, Sri Lanka remains behind Bhutan while India was ranked at 94th and Pakistan was ranked at 127th position. Sri Lanka was ranked the ninth highest on the index out of the countries in the Asia Pacific region.
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