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MUMBAI, India, Feb.
A top official said Wednesday that Sri Lanka is planning its first ever census of elephants as the animals increasingly come into conflict with villagers.
MUMBAI, India, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Reliance Life Insurance Will Contribute Rs.
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.
Joseph Federico VP of NJMET, Clifton NJ, Announced the Companyâ€™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 companyâ€™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.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec.
SAN JOSE and MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov.
HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, Nov.
"When You Visit Sri Lanka, It Is Plain to See Why the World's Best Directors Chose It as a Location," -- Editor WASHINGTON, Oct.
Despite Military Defeat, the LTTE's International Network Remains "Intact" COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug.
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...
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....
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...
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...
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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