Sri Lanka ranked 137 out of 156 countries listed the World Happiness Report for 2013, compiled by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the lowest ranking for any South Asian country listed on the index.
Denmark leads the index, with the US coming in at #17 and the United Kingdom at #22.
Sri Lanka ranks below India (#111), Bangladesh (#108), Nepal (#135) in the South Asian region. The island is ranked with several Sub-Saharan African nations and Eastern European nations that are widely considered to be in dire straits.
Read the World Happiness Report for 2013 here