Written by Tharushan Fernando
27 Jan, 2016 | 4:43 pm
Transparency international has compiled and released the Corruption Perception Index for the year 2015.
First launched in 1995, a country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries in the index. This year’s index includes 168 countries and territories.
Sri Lanka is ranked at 83rd with 37 points, along with Benin,China,Colombia,Liberia,Albania
Somalia and North Korea have been ranked 167th with Afghanistan and Sudan ranked just above alongside South Sudan and Angola who are tied in at 163rd
Denmark has clinched the top position with 91 points and is followed closely by Finland in second position with 90 points. Netherlands and Norway are tied in at 5th position with 87 points. USA is ranked 16th and India is ranked 76th.
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