With a score of 39, Sri Lanka is jointly placed with Bangladesh, Iran and Eritrea.
Placed top in the index is Singapore, with a score of 164, followed by South Korea (163) and Germany and Japan (162).
At the bottom of the ranking is Afghanistan with a score of 25, after Syria, Pakistan and Iraq.
Visa-free entry is the basis for the ranking.
Controller general of immigration and emigration Nihal Ranasinghe said a country should improve its socioeconomic indicators to go higher up in the rankings.
He added that this ranking was not an indicator of a passport’s quality of content, nature or printing.