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2011-10-05 17:35:00

Donation made on behalf of Metrix board member Johann Senaratna to The Methodist Church in Sri Lanka Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 On behalf of board member Johann Senaratna, Metrix, the field service software company, donated $30,000 to The United Methodist Church to be channeled to the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka, earmarked for its relief efforts to strengthen communities affected by the tsunami and the war. The tsunami that struck Sri Lanka on the 26th of December 2004...

More Elephants Than Expected Found In Sri Lanka
2011-09-04 05:22:50

  The first ever national survey of Sri Lanka's elephant population has discovered that there are more of the pachyderms than previously believed, the Associated Press (AP) is reporting. The census, which was conducted in forests and wildlife parks last month, discovered a total of 5,879 wild elephants, including 1,107 calves and 122 tuskers, S.M. Chandrasena, Minister of the Department of Wildlife Conservation, told Bharatha Mallawarachi of the news agency on Friday....

2011-08-02 21:01:29

Residents of Sri Lanka who were internally displaced during the civil conflict that occurred in their country from 1983 to 2009 have a higher prevalence of war-related mental health conditions that include depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. Armed conflicts may result in displacement of persons seeking refuge in neighboring countries or secure areas of their own country (internal...

2011-07-01 00:19:40

Travelomy is a simpler way to plan your travel. Leveraging the latest social and location technologies, Travelomy puts together rich travel content that provides relevant & practical information to a traveler like never before. Bangalore, India (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Bangalore based consumer web products startup Ciafo has launched Travelomy, the travel and tourism guide for South Asia that leverages web 2.0 technologies to provide complete travel information to a traveler. Covering 5...

2011-05-11 12:11:49

Giving low-dose adrenaline to patients who have been bitten by a poisonous snake before treatment with the appropriate antivenom is safe and reduces the risk of acute severe reactions to the treatment, but giving promethazine has no such effect and giving hydrocortisone may actually be harmful. These findings from a study led by Asita De Silva from the Clinical Trials Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya in Ragama, Sri Lanka, are important because in some countries where snake...

2011-05-03 13:17:00

NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Multinational corporations can take advantage of a new network alliance Verizon has formed with Dialog Axiata PLC that will expand Verizon's Private IP network capabilities to Sri Lanka. The joint agreement allows Verizon to join with Dialog Axiata to service large-enterprise customers in Sri Lanka, which becomes the 16th Asia-Pacific country in which Verizon offers its Private IP services. Verizon and Dialog Axiata will use a technology called...

2011-03-18 05:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cummins Power Generation and Trade Promoters Limited (TPL) are providing power for the floodlights at all three stadiums used for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. The tournament ranks fourth among the world's most-viewed sporting events. The floodlights enable the matches to be played at night. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100826/CG55976LOGO-b) The tenth set of matches since the tournament began in 1975, the 2011 Cricket...

2011-02-23 00:00:43

Supported by an authoritative panel, the 13th Asia Cementrade takes stock of the current and future world cement investment landscape. Experts outline the cement outlook in the rapidly developing economies of BRICs, as well as examine the opportunities and challenges in China's booming construction sector. And with cement demand rebounding in Sri Lanka, Russia and CIS markets, the industry is contemplating if growth is here to stay in these regions. Shanghai, China (Vocus/PRWEB) February 22,...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'