Sri Lanka has taken the lead amongst South Asian countries with high level of rule of law according to a classification conducted by the World Justice Project.
The report which has been titled the 'Rule of Law index' denotes that Sri Lanka is leading the region with the highest ratings in 6 gamut's of 8 segmented area that were taken in to consideration while compiling the index
Limited government powers, absence of corruption, order and security, fundamental rights, open government, regulatory reinforcement, civil justice, criminal justice and informal justice are the key criterion upon which the WJP Rule of law index has been based.
On a negative note Sri Lanka has been recognised for weak security and fundamental rights.
97 countries, 2500 specialists and more than 97000 people have assisted in compiling the WJP Rule of law index.
The fact that Sri Lanka overcame India has been given wide publicity by Indian media.