Sri Lanka gets new ranking on Global Peace Index 2016

Sri Lanka gets new ranking on Global Peace Index 2016

Sri Lanka gets new ranking on Global Peace Index 2016

Written by Staff Writer

09 Jun, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Global Peace Index 2016 has ranked Sri Lanka as the 97th peaceful country in the world. The global peace Index is compiled annually by the Institute for economics and peace.

It measures peace according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators.

Sri Lanka was ranked 115th out of 162 nations in 2015. However, within a span of one year Sri Lanka’s position in the GPI rose by 18 positions making it the 97th peaceful nation in the world in the list this time around.

Iceland is ranked first in the index making it the world’s most peaceful nation and Syria has been named the world’s least peaceful nation.

Bhutan has been ranked the most peaceful nation in the Asian Region.

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