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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.

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".

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.

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.

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2009-04-05 07:40:00

A new study by NYU dental researchers has uncovered evidence that pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease face an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes even if they don't smoke or drink

2009-03-26 17:05:00

Known For The Controversy With Fellow Sri Lankan Artist M.I.A., DeLon Continues to Stand For A Cause and Progress Hip Hop Internationally. LOS ANGELES, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- DeLon, an International Recording Artist, American born, Sri Lankan bred, yet raised in both worlds is preparing his new album Blueprint for a Revolution to be released Fall '09.

2009-03-17 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Aero Financial and The I AM Foundation are positively impacting children around the world by gifting them with books that build their literacy and self-esteem.

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...

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.

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.


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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