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2009-03-04 05:13:00

HONG KONG, March 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Key Highlights of 2008 Full Year Results: -- Group mobile customer base grew approximately 28% to over 12 million -- Turnover increased over 16% to approximately HK$24 billion -- EBITDA rose approximately 17% to over HK$6.1 billion -- Operating profit turned positive to approximately HK$4.1 billion -- Indonesian operation surpassed all operational targets -- Vietnamese operation to launch GSM during March...

2009-02-18 19:51:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sri Lanka's Foreign Secretary, Dr. Palitha Kohona, responded to comments made about the civil war in Sri Lanka by Oscar and Grammy-nominated hip hop artist, M.I.A. on tonight's edition of "Tavis Smiley" on PBS. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Kohona took issue with the comments made by M.I.A. on "Tavis Smiley" three weeks ago, which were repeated in a New York Times article on February 11...

2009-02-17 02:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced that it is working with Dialog Telekom to deploy ten solar and wind-powered base stations in Sri Lanka as part of its Green Power for Mobile programme. The trial, which will deploy five off-grid and five on-grid base stations, has seen two sites go live this month and a further eight sites will go live in March and April this year. The goal of the trial is to use a number of different scenarios with equipment from eight...

2009-02-11 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aero Financial, Inc., a strategic advisory and finance & marketing consulting firm, announced today that subsidiary, Aero Financial Sri Lanka has signed a Master Distributor Agreement with International Environmental Solutions to distribute the company's line of Instant-Off (TM) Water Saver Products. Pursuant to the agreement, Aero Financial's Sri Lanka subsidiary has been granted the exclusive distribution rights in all territories in the Nations of:...

2009-01-19 11:42:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Aero Financial announces its partnership with The I AM Foundation, an educational 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is gifting books and music to children and adults around the world. The I AM Foundation creates good will for America by traveling abroad to different countries and gifting books that build children's self-esteem and literacy. The I AM Foundation also gifts books throughout the United States. Over the past few months, the foundation gifted tens...

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2008-11-04 13:25:00

In a new study, researchers defined new parameters for estimating the global effect of snakebites. Poisoning incurred by snakebite is a serious threat to many residents of poorer, tropical and subtropical countries. Researchers note that few attempts have been made to estimate the extent of their affect, due to "the lack of an objective and reproducible methodology." Therefore, experts developed a new method to estimate the disease burden caused by snakebites. In a WHO-funded study,...

2008-10-10 12:00:24

SriLankan Airlines and Etihad Airways have joined hands in a historic partnership between the National Carriers of Sri Lanka and the UAE, which will significantly enhance the route networks of both airlines. From 1st October 2008, SriLankan will begin codesharing on Etihad flights to Amman, Geneva, Dublin, Munich, Brussels, and Manchester. Etihad will do the same on SriLankan's flights to Male in the Maldives. The initial partnership between the two award-winning airlines commenced in...

2008-10-09 03:00:27

United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways has extended its codeshare agreement with Sri Lankan Airlines. Under the extended deal, Etihad Airways will place its two-letter EY code on all of Sri Lankan Airlines's services between the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo and Male, Maldives. Etihad has code-shared with Sri Lankan Airlines since September 2007. Sri Lankan Airlines customers will also be able to access key destinations on Etihad's global flight network, including connections from Abu...

2008-10-01 06:00:48

Text of report by Sri Lankan Tamilnet website on 1 October Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) attacked a civilian settlement one kilometre south of Kilinochchi town, close to A9 Road, killing two civilians and wounding 13, on Wednesday [1 October] around 10:30 am. A two-year-old girl, a four-year-old boy, a 16-year-old and seven other females were among the wounded rushed to nearby Kilinochchi hospital. Nineteen houses were destroyed. Some of the windows of Kilinochchi hospital were shattered and...

2008-09-30 12:00:32

SriLankan Airlines increases passenger convenience through On- Line Check-In SriLankan Airlines has been systematically introducing its On- Line Check-In system throughout its route network, significantly improving the level of passenger convenience prior to departure. On-Line Check-In (OLCI) affords passengers the luxury of checking themselves in through the Internet, long before they reach the airport, and entirely avoiding troublesome queues at Check-In Counters. SriLankan introduced...


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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