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Sri Lanka 

Sri Lanka is a constitutional, multiparty democratic republic. The government is freely elected. Domestic observers described the last election as peaceful, technically well managed, and safe considering the COVID-19 pandemic but noted that unregulated campaign spending, abuse of state resources, and media bias affected the level playing field. The government took minimal steps to identify, investigate, prosecute, and punish officials who committed human rights abuses or corruption, and there was impunity for both.

The overall score indicates that there are substantial risks of potential human rights violations in this country. This may also include the tourism sector. Relevant risks for the tourism sector are, e.g.:
  • Restrictions on workers' freedom of association
  • Lack of investigation of and accountability for gender-based violence
  • Trafficking in persons
  • Threats of violence against members of national, racial, and ethnic minority groups as well as against LGBTQI+ persons

For better comparability, we have converted the original scores of the indices to a uniform scale of 1-100 (1 most negative, 100 most positive).

In the following table you find these recalculated values and the original score in brackets behind them.

For information and a link to the original index click on "?" in the table.

The Overall Score is the geometric mean of all converted values for each country. It is subcategorized in five risk categories with colour gradations that can be seen in the map.

You can find more details on the methodology here.

30,0/100 (4)
78,2/100 (0,782)
53,6/100 (0,536)
64,0/100 (3,6)
57,5/100 (42,49)
62,5/100 (T2)
67,0/100 (0,67)
50,0/100 (0,5)
33,9/100 (79,3)
55,0/100 (55)
34,7/100 (34,7)
37,0/100 (37)
41,0/100 (41)