Sri Lanka’s environmental performance improving – US survey
Sri Lanka’s overall environmental performance is improving and the country has been ranked as a modest performer according to a study on global environment released during this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week.
Sri Lanka has been ranked at the 55th place, six places below the United States which is ranked at 49th, in the 2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) prepared by the Yale University in the United States.
According to authors of the study, conducted by Yale in association with the World Economic Forum, the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and Pilot Trend EPI (Trend EPI) rank 132 countries on 22 performance indicators in ten policy categories that reflect facets of Environmental Health and Ecosystem Vitality.
In Environmental Health Sri Lanka ranked at the 71st and at 60th place in Ecosystem Vitality.
Overall India ranked at the 125th place out of the 132 countries studied.
Switzerland was at the top of the list with the best environment.
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Isn’t it wonderful news that SL is ranked 70 places above India in EPI index and only 6 places below USA. We will soon catch up and even surpass USA? Our aim should be to be ranked in the first 10 places. Under the Mahinda Chintanaya Idiri Dekma, we shall develop our economy on fast track, clean up our environment through the pro-active efforts of Hon Basil Rajapksa and grow our forest cover for our fauna and flora. Tourism will then surely increase earning us valuable foreign exchange. SL will be the best country for tourists then, through the year!
TNA and the diaspora Tamils are welcome now to live in Tamil Nadu in filth and squalor. They can cry for their Tamil nation in TN, along with the 70 million Tamils there. Why should we give them 1/3rd of our land mass and 2/3rd of the coastal belt to these radical Tamil nationalist creeps in SL, who number less than 0.5%?
We are on the verge of handing over 1/3rd of our land mass and 2/3rd of our coast to our bretheren in the Tamil community because we classified them as ‘Tamils” and not “Sri Lankans’ for over 60 years.