Written by Keshala Dias
25 Jan, 2017 | 10:09 pm
According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2016, Sri Lanka has become even more corrupt.
Sri Lanka was ranked at 95 out of 176 counties with a poor score of 36 when compared to 2015 when the country was ranked at 83 among 168 countries.
The report released by Transparency International, the global movement against corruption ranks countries according to the perceived level of public sector corruption.
Globally, the data reveals that a staggering 69% of the 176 countries scored below 50 in the 2016 CPI indicating the high levels of perceived public sector corruption prevalent throughout the world.
2016 also marks an alarming trend where more countries declined rather than improved in the overall index.
Denmark and New Zealand are jointly ranked 1st in the 2016 CPI with a score of 90 followed by Finland, Sweden and Switzerland ranked 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.
India has scored highest in the South Asian region with a score of 40 and ranked 79th overall.
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