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2008-07-29 18:00:51

By Joshua Norman, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 29--Almost exactly eight months before Hurricane Katrina, Sri Lankans faced one of the worst natural disasters in modern history.

2008-07-24 15:00:40

By GRAHAM, Kathy Sandun Thudugala finds it hard to believe one farmer could own 400 cows. In Mr Thudugala's native Sri Lanka, he says 400 cows would mean 400 farmers.

2008-07-23 09:00:49

Sri Lanka's national airline to upgrade its fleet COLOMBO, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's national carrier SriLankan Airlines is to upgrade its fleet by acquiring more aircraft, an airline statement said here Tuesday.

2008-07-17 03:00:21

Lazy summer days at the beach getting a tan are pass as Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board (SLTPB) is marketing the country as an adventure destination with adventure seekers being identified as a potential growth market.

2008-07-16 09:00:52

YOUNG people from a County Durham school have been entertained by a troupe of Sri Lankan drummers and dancers. They performed at Lumley Junior School, in Great Lumley, near Chester-le-Street, yesterday.

2008-07-14 18:00:25

THIS elephant is sickeningly made to fall forward and perform a headstand by a zookeeper to entertain tourists during a shameful daily routine.

2008-07-08 15:00:49

CAIRN India, a unit of Cairn Energy, said it will invest Dollar100m for the first phase of oil exploration in Sri Lanka's north-western Mannar oil basin.

2008-06-26 06:02:49

By Gunasekara, PW Rahman, K; Sinha, DN; Warren, CW; Lee, J; Lea, V; Asma, S Tobacco use is one of the major preventable causes of premature death and disease in the world (1).

2008-06-26 06:02:47

SriLankan Airlines is closely supporting initiatives by the Government of Sri Lanka to spark a boom in Middle Eastern tourism to the country, by adding more weekly flights to the region.

2008-06-25 03:02:33

Sri Lankan Airlines will be introducing new scheduled flights between the UK and Maldives in autumn 2008. The airline plans to start a four-time weekly service from Heathrow airport to Male from October 26, 2008.


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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