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2015-02-25 08:31:41

MUMBAI, February 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent development, Sri Lanka's aim of developing a pharma industry should be to penetrate the global market since the

2015-02-11 08:37:15

MUMBAI, February 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The line between mobile communications - voice services as opposed to broadband services - is becoming blurred by the rapid uptake

2015-02-04 08:38:06

PORTLAND, Oregon, February 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Beam adds a report titled "Lighting Product Markets in the World to 2019 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts"

2015-01-13 08:20:32

Fly to a Magical Land BEIJING, Jan.

2014-12-31 23:03:12

In order to mark the decade anniversary's solemn commemorations of Asian Tsunami 2004, people from different walks of life along with thousands of the survivors, government officials, academicians,

2014-11-10 16:28:09

LONDON, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Spices and Seasonings in Million Pounds (lbs).

2014-10-07 08:26:51

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Music lovers in Sri Lanka can now enjoy over 15 million tracks of global and local music on their Android-based smartphones.

2014-09-18 23:00:19

Canadian PM Stephen Harper boycotted the Commonwealth leaders meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year, which led to a number of good things.

2014-09-12 23:04:01

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying a state visit to the White House this month; Tamils for Obama urges the president to include Tamil matters in their discussions and to consult the


Latest Sri Lanka Reference Libraries

Sri Lankan Elephant, Elephas maximus maximus
2014-04-11 10:52:49

The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant that can be found in Sri Lanka. This species resides in lowland dry zone habitats in eastern, southeastern, and northern areas of Sri Lanka. It reaches an average height between 6.6 and 11 feet at the shoulders and weight between 4,400 and 12,000 pounds. It is darker in color than the other two subspecies of the Asian elephant and has more depigmentation its belly, face, ears, and trunk. Only seven percent...

Purple Faced Langur, Trachypithecus vetulus
2014-04-11 10:26:51

The purple-faced langur or purple-faced leaf monkey (Trachypithecus vetulus) is a species of Old World monkey that can be found in Sri Lanka. It prefers to reside in mountainous areas in southwestern regions of this range, in habitats known as wet zones. It can be found in the canopies of dense forests at low elevations. This species holds four subspecies including the western purple-faced langur, which is one of the most endangered primates in the world, and the dryzone purple-faced langur....

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Sri Lanka cat snake, Boiga ceylonensis
2013-10-14 14:36:42

The Sri Lanka cat snake (Boiga ceylonensis) can be found in Sri Lanka and throughout the mountain ranges along the Western side of India, the Western Ghats. A member of the Colubridae family, this species is mildly venomous and bites rarely cause any issues other than some local swelling. The species has a fairly aggressive disposition and is known to strike out and bite when in danger or feels threatened. Typically, a Sri Lanka cat snake measures approximately 4 feet long. You can expect...

Sri Lankan Leopard, Panthera pardus kotiya
2012-12-10 12:05:00

The Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a subspecies of the leopard that is native to Sri Lanka. The range of this subspecies is highly fragmented, but in some areas, it does occur in high numbers. It prefers many types of habitats including rainforests, arid scrublands, evergreen monsoon forests, upper and lowland forests, and damp forests. The Sri Lankan leopard differs in size depending upon sex. Males can reach and average body length of about our feet with an average weight...

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