SRI LANKA RANKED 66TH IN WORLD'S BEST COUNTRIES
August 19, 2010: According to a study carried out by Newsweek magazine Sri Lanka has been ranked 66th in the world's best countries.
The study was conducted by the internationally acclaimed magazine on 100 of the world's best countries.
The study focused on five main aspects which included health, quality of life and the political environment.
Finland was ranked No. 1 in the study while Switzerland, Sweden, Australia and Luxembourg were ranked 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.
Burkina Faso was ranked 100th while Nigeria, Cameron, Zambia, Uganda and Mozambique were the other countries that made the bottom five.
Japan, in the meantime, was ranked 9th in the world's best countries while the United States ranked 11th according to the Newsweek study.
Sri Lanka was ranked above its neighbors with India ranked at No 78, Bangladesh at No 88, and Pakistan at No. 89.