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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 Transparency International.
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 corrupt.’
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.