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2011-02-16 06:26:00

MUMBAI, India, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Reliance Life Insurance Will Contribute Rs. 25,000 to Room to Read for Every Six Hit in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Under the 'Boundaries for Books' Campaign - Every Single Six Will Provide at Least 30 Underserved Children With Access to Fully Functional Libraries With Local Language and English Books as Well as Trained Teachers - India Captain, M.S. Dhoni, Leading World Cup Stars, Including New Room to Read...

2011-01-20 15:17:00

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ChildFund is assisting children and families in Sri Lanka following flash floods resulting from ongoing heavy rains. More than 1 million people have been affected, and, at the peak of the floods, more than 360,000 evacuated from their homes. ChildFund, one of the largest child development organizations in the world, is providing emergency relief to children and families in the districts of Batticaloa and Trincomalee. Families are...

2011-01-06 00:01:47

Joseph Federico VP of NJMET, Clifton NJ, Announced the Company's Annual Relief Efforts to Aid Families Burdened of the Post War and Tsunami Aftermath that has Affected the Lives of More Than 50,000 People. Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) January 5, 2011 Joseph Federico VP of NJMET, Clifton NJ, announced the company's annual charity efforts will be directed to aid families burdened by the post war and tsunami aftermath that has affected the lives of more than 50,000 people in Sri Lanka. Over the past...

2010-12-07 07:30:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine International Airlines (PS/566), the Ukraine's leading international airline, has expanded its international sales and marketing partnership with Discover the World Marketing into Sri Lanka. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/LA27981LOGO) "In anticipation of the launch of our new service from Kiev to Colombo via Abu Dhabi on December 12, we recognize the need to establish a market presence in Sri Lanka and actively...

2010-11-18 13:00:00

SAN JOSE and MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Zone24x7 and SRI International have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to determine the technical feasibility of incorporating SRI's electroactive polymer artificial muscle (EPAM(TM)) technology into a low-cost, mobile device that improves access to text documents, graphs, maps, and the Internet by producing high definition tactile images for the visually impaired. EPAM, a smart material technology...

2010-11-18 09:43:00

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sri Lanka's new pounds Sterling 226 million deep sea port at Magampura harbor, Hambantota, on the south coast of the island has today been officially opened with the ceremonial docking of the first vessel to use the port facilities. In a ceremony presided over by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as part of the week-long festivities surrounding his official inauguration for his second term in office, a traditional sailing yacht,...

2010-10-18 16:00:00

"When You Visit Sri Lanka, It Is Plain to See Why the World's Best Directors Chose It as a Location," -- Editor WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sri Lanka has earned a rave review as a destination for movie and broadcast productions in the 2011 edition of The Location Guide, the film industry's bible for selecting movie and commercial production locales. The latest edition of The Location Guide featured a separate "Focus" on Sri Lanka, highlighting the island's natural...

2010-08-27 14:50:00

Despite Military Defeat, the LTTE's International Network Remains "Intact" COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has advocated greater international cooperation on maritime security to combat the threat posed by global terrorists like the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE) whose financial, logistical and supply chain networks operate with impunity on the high seas because of lax enforcement and outmoded legal systems....

2010-08-05 10:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka was added to the World Heritage List by the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee (WHC) at its 34th Session in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia. The WHC decision was unanimous. The Sri Lankan nomination was the first to be considered among 32 nominations. The area identified by UNESCO includes the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest. It has been 19...

2010-08-05 05:28:00

BANGALORE, India and COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, August 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Bank Standardizes Operations on Finacle(TM) for Greater Agility and Customer Centric Growth Infosys Technologies Ltd. (Infosys) and Hatton National Bank Plc (HNB) today announced the successful implementation of Finacle(TM) universal banking solution across HNB's operations in Sri Lanka. Infosys has implemented Finacle(TM) core banking, treasury and consumer e-banking solutions across 191...


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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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