The former Chief Justice has noted that the country has however managed to come down in the list of corrupt countries in the world. Sri Lanka is currently listed at 86th place, he has said.
He has added that the per capita income stated by the government in the budget is earned only by about 4 percent of the country’s population while the rest of the people only earn around US$ 5 or 6 per day.
The former Chief Justice has noted that corruption was a key element in the country that needs to be addressed.
“The government cannot earn good revenue if corruption was rampant in the state institutions,” he has said.