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Even Rwanda is less corrupt than Sri Lanka!

(October 26, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Sri Lanka continues to be among the world's most corrupt nations. In fact, it has fallen further in the transparency index to be ranked at 91 among 178 nations. Sri Lanka was at the 97th position in 2009. Even countries like Rwanda (66), Ghana(62), Namibia (56) and Botswana (33) are ahead of Sri Lanka in terms of transparency.

Countries which are perceived to have the highest levels of public-sector corruption are also those plagued by long-standing conflicts, which have torn apart their governance infrastructure.

With governments committing huge sums to tackle the world's most pressing problems, from the instability of financial markets to climate change and poverty, corruption remains an obstacle to achieving much needed progress, according to Transparency International's 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), a measure of domestic, public sector corruption.

Here is full text of the statement issued by the Transparency International, Sri Lanka;

Sri Lanka records marginal increase in Corruption Perception Index -TI

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