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Sri Lanka fails to make progress on anti-corruption

Sri Lanka has failed to make progress in tackling corruption, maintaining the same score on Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) as the previous year.

The global anti-corruption organisation’s index ranks countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, using a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

Sri Lanka retained its score of 38 from 2017, falling most closely in the range of Transparency International's definition of a 'hybrid regime', showing 'elements of autocratic tendencies'

“The CPI performance of Sri Lanka underscores its stagnant anti-corruption environment, which has seen the country’s CPI score fluctuate between 36 and 38 since 2013, despite the anti-corruption mandate provided to the government,” Transparency International’s Sri Lanka chapter said.

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