Global Peace Index & Sri Lanka

The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an attempt to measure the relative position of nations' and regions' peacefulness. Sri Lanka (or , śrī laṃkāva, ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia; known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. 2.0/5

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Sri Lanka has become significantly more peaceful, jump 17 notches in Global Peace Index.(
India’s ranking was brought down by militarisation, conflicts and corruption India ranks low at 141in this year’s Global Peace Index (GPI) that measured peace in 162 countries, according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of the absence and fear of violence. The major indicators that bring down India’s ranking are militarisation, domestic and international conflicts, and corruption. However, despite an increase in military expenditure, India made positive gains in its level of peace after reductions in deaths from internal conflict and the level of perceived criminality in society, according to the 7th edition of the annual GPI released on Tuesday. In the South Asian region, Sri Lanka is one notch above India at rank four while Bhutan is the most peaceful country. It is followed by Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, in that order. Globally, a dramatic rise in the number of homicides and 59 more countries increasing their military expenditure as a percentage of ...
The Philippines joins Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bhutan and Guyana in the list of top 5 countries that registered "improvements in peacefulness" in the 2012 Global Peace Index
KATHMANDU, JUN 13 - Nepal has found the second spot after Bhutan as the most peaceful country in South Asia in the latest Global Peace Index (GPI) released late on Tuesday. The study, conducted by the Australia and US-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), has ranked Nepal in the 80th place after Bhutan among the 158 nations it took into account. While India figures much behind, in the 142nd position, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan have been ranked 103rd, 91st and 149th among the countries respectively. Bhutan tops in South Asia in the GPI with the 19th position, while China has slid in the peace index, standing 89th as against the 80th position last year. According to the report, deaths related to internal conflict, displaced people, weapons export, heavy weapons, armed service personnel, death from external conflict, weapon imports and jailed population have declined in Nepal. It also claimed that the world was more peaceful in 2011 as powerful nations had austerity-driven defence cuts. The ...
* Sri Lanka the biggest gainer in Global Peace Index - Colombo Page
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