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2009-12-03 07:15:00

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many significant indications to suggest the impact of Portuguese and Dutch rule on the society of Sri Lanka remains very deep in present day society. However, thorough studies of the impact are rare. In her new nonfiction, "The Gentiles, A History of Sri Lanka 1498-1833" (published by AuthorHouse), author and historian Agnes Padmini Thambynayagam conveys the lasting effects of this rule in relation to the development of social...

2009-11-19 20:27:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Two San Diego charities and a San Diego Private Equity Firm are teaming up to gift educational books to the children, families and schools in the Philippines. The San Diego Classic Lions Club of National City and The I AM Foundation, two non-profit organizations, are teaming up with The I AM Foundation's lead sponsor, Aero Financial, to gift thousands of children with books, school supplies and other needed items. Remy Deramos, President of the San Diego...

2009-11-09 21:35:00

HONG KONG, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited ("Hutchison Telecom", "the Group", SEHK: 2332; NYSE: HTX) today announced its unaudited key performance indicators for the quarter ended 30 September 2009. The Group's total customer base rose 14.8% quarterly to approximately 9.9 million with strong contribution from Indonesia which recorded a net addition of 877,000 new customers, representing a 13.6% quarterly increase and over 100%...

2009-08-31 07:02:00

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS.PK) www.htdsmedical.com - is pleased to announce today that Mellow Hope, an operating subsidiary of HTDS, is providing another government tender. This one is for 50,000 doses of Mevac A in Sri Lanka. Mellow Hope maintains a good relationship with a local partner, who is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Sir Lanka. Mr. Terry Yuan, CEO of HTDS, said "Although these are tenders they are worthwhile...

2009-08-12 04:48:00

HONG KONG, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Key Highlights: -- Group total mobile customers grew 36.5 % year-on-year to approximately 11.6 million -- Substantial increase of customer base in Indonesia to 6.4 million -- Very positive GSM launch in Vietnam with customer acquisitions of 624,000 -- Operating profit at HK$499 million, including one-time gains of HK$236 million -- Spin-off of Hong Kong and Macau operations released value for...

2009-06-26 13:20:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands died in the fighting, and many more thousands fled in search of peace. Now, hundreds of thousands survive in refugee camps not far from the places they once called home. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090210/DC68397LOGO) After 26 years of bitter civil war in Sri Lanka, this island nation's militarized minority, the Tamil Tigers, laid down their weapons. This transition has opened the door for the Good...

2009-06-19 08:43:00

BALTIMORE, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR) announced today a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support its emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka. The grant will fund half of LWR's response with local partners to supply food and water, establish community kitchens, and provide hygiene supplies, and educational and other services to children. By providing for the immediate needs of internally displaced persons...

2009-05-19 02:30:00

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- - Launched at Frost & Sullivan's South Asia Enterprise Security Summit 2009 Frost & Sullivan, at its recently hosted summit - "South Asia Enterprise Security Summit 2009", unveiled the report titled "Overview and Way Forward on Sri Lanka Network Security Market". The report states that the telecom sector is leading the market when it comes to adopting network security technologies in Sri Lanka with most of the telecom players...

2009-05-12 07:20:00

New account of the history of conflict provides an indispensable resource WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is one of the world's most intractable contemporary armed struggles. The internationally banned LTTE is considered the prototype of modern terrorism, having introduced suicide bombing and becoming the first terrorist organization to acquire an air force. "The Separatist Conflict in...

2009-04-23 10:18:00

BALTIMORE, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of people displaced by fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Armed conflict in Sri Lanka continues to escalate as government forces intensify operations to seize land under the control of the LTTE. The conflict has taken a heavy toll on the civilian population of northern Sri Lanka with more than 300,000...


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
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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