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2012-10-12 03:20:43

MUMBAI, India, October 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest pharmaceutical organiser CPhI, in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka, is pleased to cordially invite you to an exclusive VIP cocktail reception. Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2012 Time: 5:00 pm Venue: Hotel Galadari Key industry representatives will discuss the future of this sector in Sri Lanka and mark the official launch of 'Sri Lanka Pharma Week'....

2012-10-10 11:25:24

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Max Neeman International now has a larger Asia-Pac footprint with new presence and capabilities in neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. The additional locations, as well as India, Europe and N. America presence, enable Max Neeman to enroll one hundred percent of subjects for a Sponsor's benefit in terms of quality, time and cost control. These Asia-Pacific countries are ideal locations for clinical trials due...

2012-08-30 21:36:49

Despite nearly three decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease entirely by 2014. According to a paper published Thursday in the online, open-access journal PLOS ONE, researchers from Sri Lanka´s Anti-Malaria Campaign and the UCSF Global Health Group examined national malaria data and interviewed staff of the country´s malaria program to determine the factors behind Sri Lanka´s...

2012-08-21 02:20:15

HARMONDSWORTH, England, August 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways is launching a new route to Sri Lanka from London Gatwick next year. The three-times-a-week service to the capital city Colombo will start on March 31, 2013 and will be operated by a Boeing 777 with three cabins including Club World with fully flat beds. Flights, which are now on sale, will operate via Male in the Maldives with a flying time of just over 12 and a half hours. Silla...

2012-07-12 02:30:23

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Egencia®, an Expedia, Inc. company, announced the expansion of the Egencia Global Alliance to include strategic partnerships with leading local travel management companies (TMCs) in Russia, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and Sri Lanka. The Egencia Global Alliance (EGA) is comprised of Egencia partners in 34 countries, bringing the company's presence to 54 countries worldwide. "Our customers do business across the world, and...

2012-06-14 02:23:37

BEIJING, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- UTStarcom Holdings Corp. ("UTStarcom" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: UTSI), a leading provider of interactive, IP-based network solutions in iDTV, IPTV, Internet TV and broadband for cable and telecom operators, announced today that it has won a contract from Sri Lanka Telecom ("SLT"), Sri Lanka's leading integrated communications, broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider, to supply set-top boxes for the telecom operator's IPTV system...

2012-06-11 06:20:30

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SriLankan Airlines will join oneworld®, adding one of Asia's fastest growing airlines to the world's leading quality airline alliance. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced as the Chief Executives of the alliance's member airlines gathered for a meeting of the group's Board at IATA's 2012 World Air Transport Summit. SriLankan is expected to be implemented into oneworld late next year, flying alongside some of the...

2012-05-29 10:25:14

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) this week marked 50 years of business in Sri Lanka and pledged to expand its operations in line with the country's continued rapid economic transformation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) IBM has an established base in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, but is experiencing increasing demand for its solutions and services in other high growth cities like Hambantota in the south of the country. "IBM has...

2012-03-28 06:26:38

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail Holdings N.V. (Symbol: RHDGF) Retail Holdings N.V. ("ReHo" or the "Company") announced today record operating results for the year ended December 31, 2011. The ReHo Board of Directors anticipates recommending for shareholder approval a distribution of at least $1.00 a Share. Financial highlights from today's announcement include: Consolidated revenue up 25.4% to $331.3 million in 2011. Revenue at the operating units in Sri...

2012-03-26 18:36:32

Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have investigated how much carbon the natural forests of Sri Lanka contain. The results are important for work to reduce deforestation of tropical countries, and for international negotiations in climate policy relating to a new climate agreement. Global deforestation can be reduced by measuring the amount of carbon contained in natural forests. The measurements may make it possible for tropical countries to receive compensation from...


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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