SL makes progress in global Corruption Index
Sri Lanka has climbed 4 places in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International.
Sri Lanka with a CPI score of 38 is placed 91st among 180 countries covered by the 2017 report.
Last year, Sri Lanka was placed 95th last year.
The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople.
Transparency International said, this year, the index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43.
It added, this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out.
New Zealand and Denmark rank highest with scores of 89 and 88 respectively.
Syria, South Sudan and Somalia rank lowest with scores of 14, 12 and 9 respectively.
According to the report, the best performing region is Western Europe with an average score of 66.
The worst performing regions is Sub-Saharan Africa.