|Lanka’s poor show on
corruption curbs - TI
By Rukshana Rizwie
Sri Lanka has not shown a vast difference in
corruption perception according to new figures
released in the Corruption Perception Index by
According to the new figures, Sri Lanka is listed in
the 91st rank from among 178 countries with a CPI
score of 3.2, only 0.1 change from 2009.
Sri Lanka was listed in the 97th position in 2009
with a CPI score of 3.1. Meanwhile, India is ranked
87 with a score of 3.3 in 2010.
Other countries in the subcontinent like Pakistan
ranked 143 with a score of 2.3 and Bangladesh
remarkably above Pakistan at 134 with 2.4.
According to Transparency International, the 2010
Corruption Perception Index shows that nearly three
quarters of the 178 countries reviewed score below
five, with 10 being ‘very clean’ to 0 being ‘highly
Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore topped the list
with a score of 9.3 followed by Sweden, Canada and
Australia at 9.2, 8.2 and 8.7 respectively. At the
bottom of the list are the failed states Iraq,
Afghanistan, Myanmar and Somali.