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Colombo amongst worst livable cities

Feb 21, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Colombo has been ranked among the worst 10 livable cities in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Liveability Survey released this month. According to the survey, Colombo is placed 131 out of 140 cities. The index ranks cities with an overall rating which is then subdivided into categories of Stability, Healthcare, Culture & Environment, Education and Infrastructure- on a scale from 100 to 0 with hundred being the "ideal" and zero "intolerable". According to the survey, "the concept of liveability is simple: it assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions." Interestingly the highest ranking cities are located in Australia and Canada- the countries with the largest Sri Lankan Diaspora. Vancouver, Canada is at the top, followed by Melbourne. Toronto, Calgary, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide fall within the top ten. Other top ten contenders include Auckland (New Zealand), Helsinki (Finland) and Vienna (Austria). Read more: dailymirror.lk/news/9930-colombo-amongst-worst-livable-cities-.html