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2010-01-14 11:25:00

Op-ed Details Sri Lanka's Arduous Struggle and Positive Steps Toward Reconciliation WASHINGTON, Jan.

2010-01-13 06:41:00

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, January 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This time of year is a period for reflection for many people around the world.

2010-01-13 06:46:00

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, January 13 /PRNewswire/ -- People around the world have come to learn the terrible cost of terrorism - and that tough measures are needed to combat it. When 3,000 people died in New York and Washington D.C.

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2009-12-14 16:08:38

Tropical Depression 05B is dissipating on the east coast of Sri Lanka today and over the next couple of days, but not before bringing some moderate and heavy rain over the next couple of days to some areas in Sri Lanka and the southeast coast of India, from Chennai, southward.

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2009-12-03 07:15:00

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.

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.

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.

2009-08-12 04:48:00

HONG KONG, Aug.

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.


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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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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.