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Sri Lankan authorities begin destroying seized ivory

Sri Lankan authorities begin destroying seized ivory

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities on Tuesday began destroying a shipment of African ivory seized three years ago, following a ceremony at which Buddhist monks gave the slaughtered elephants blessings for a better rebirth.The ivory

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SALW destruction teams. These teams work throughout the country, destroying seized SALW, small arms ammunition (SAA) and explosives. When necessary the

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Five Things to do in Bentota – Buzzing Bentota

Five Things to do in Bentota – Buzzing Bentota

Bentota is Sri Lanka's heaven on earth. Almost every traveller would not miss this part of the island. From the airport, you will be travelling towards a tropical setting where everything seems to be different from the country's capital. Welcome to Bentota!

http://www.ranker.com/list/five-things-to-do-in-bentota-_-buzzing-bentota/joanna-james, other, Dutch Fort

No traveller could probably claim to be ignorant about

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Sri Lanka takes stake in Google balloon Internet venture

Sri Lanka takes stake in Google balloon Internet venture

Sri Lanka's government announced Monday it would take a 25 percent stake in a joint venture with Google designed to deliver a high-speed Internet service powered by balloons and that tests would begin this month.

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The Weird Thing About Cat Legs

The Weird Thing About Cat Legs

Who knew that a “crouching tiger” is not supposed to crouch? Huge tigers walk, crouch, and leap the same way house cats do, and pretty much all other cats of different sizes do. But that is a mystery to scientists, because it’s unique in the animal kingdom. It’s a matter of physics.

Today, cats span a huge range of sizes. The rusty-spotted cat of India and Sri Lanka weighs just one kilogram, while the mighty Siberian tiger is 300 times heavier. And yet, these animals are...

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"weird works" of Brian Eno, who, along with his engineer Daniel Lanois, eventually agreed to produce the record. Partly recorded in Slane Castle, The Unforgettable

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Sri Lanka Destroys Its Stock Of Illegal Ivory – And Apologizes To Elephants

Sri Lanka Destroys Its Stock Of Illegal Ivory – And Apologizes To Elephants

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Photo credit: A total of 359 elephant tusks were destroyed at a ceremony in Colombo. AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena

Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian country – and the 16th in total – to destroy its stockpile of confiscated illegal ivory. A total of 359 elephant tusks were crushed during a public ceremony in Colombo, attended by government officials, diplomats, schoolchildren and representatives of the Convention on International Trade in

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Crescent Movement in India and Sri Lanka, but the idea was not implemented. Swastikas are fairly ubiquitous in Indian and Nepalese cities, located on

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“We destroyed those innocent lives”: In a global first, Sri Lanka ceremonially demolishes and apologizes for its ivory

“We destroyed those innocent lives”: In a global first, Sri Lanka ceremonially demolishes and apologizes for its ivory

This week, Sri Lanka became the 16th country in the world, and the first in South Asia, to publicly destroy a pile of ivory as a symbolic gesture against elephant and rhino poaching. It was the first public ceremony of its kind to incorporate religious prayers as a formal apology to the animals that had been killed for their tusks.

“We have to apologize,” said one of the priests who led the ceremony, in an interview with National Geographic. “Those elephants were victimized by the...

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Sri Lanka to take 25% stake in Google Loon for high-speed Internet

Sri Lanka to take 25% stake in Google Loon for high-speed Internet

Harin Fernando said the Sri Lanka government will buy a 25 per cent stake and a 10 per cent of the joint venture shares will be offered to the existing telephone service providers in the country. (Express Photo)

Sri Lanka today said it would buy a 25 per cent stake in a joint venture with Google, to deliver a high-speed Internet service powered by balloons which will make the country first in the world to have universal internet access.

Telecommunications minister Harin Fernando said...

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Maldives' ex-president accused of politicizing medical leave

Maldives' ex-president accused of politicizing medical leave

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Maldives' foreign minister on Tuesday accused a former president of politicizing a 30-day medical leave from prison by engaging in a media campaign in Britain.The government allowed Mohamed Nasheed, a former leader

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Hough, Peter. Understanding Global Security. 2008, pp. 79–80 "Ex-President's Trial a Moment of Truth". Fox News. 8 December 2007.  Fujimori's controversial

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APTOPIX Sri Lanka Destroyed Ivory

APTOPIX Sri Lanka Destroyed Ivory

A shipment of African ivory seized three years ago, is displayed before they are destroyed in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The ivory was traced to northern Mozambique and Tanzania and has been valued by Sri Lankan customs…

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News: Emirates adds daily service to Colombo

News: Emirates adds daily service to Colombo

Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to Sri Lanka by introducing an additional daily service between Dubai and Colombo. Effective 1st August 2016, the airline will operate five daily flights between Dubai and Colombo every day except Wednesdays when it will operate four flights.

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see Emirates Air Line (cable car). Emirates (Arabic: طَيَران الإمارات‎ DMG: Ṭayarān Al-Imārāt) is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The

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The bane of noisy hotel rooms

The bane of noisy hotel rooms

GOOD soundproofing in hotel rooms is one of those things that you only notice when it is absent. More often than not, in Gulliver’s experience, rooms are quiet enough to allow a decent night’s sleep. But I never really stop to consider whether this peace is down to considerate neighbours, a paucity of guests or a foot of insulation between the walls. And I am quick to curse my luck when the peace disappears. Everyone has their own horror stories. Once, in Sri Lanka, after an...

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spent four months finishing the screenplay while "locked" in two hotel rooms by Bay; Kruger wrote in his own room and the trio would check on each other's

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Researcher creates method to measure resource tradeoffs in times of drought

Researcher creates method to measure resource tradeoffs in times of drought

Sri Lanka's Mahaweli River is the country's lifeblood. When the river is flowing well, it powers dams and irrigates rice paddy systems to support many of the country's 20 million residents. But in times of drought, the country must manage difficult tradeoffs between energy and food production.

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certain tradeoffs. Below is a sample of some costs and benefits associated with the tools currently used in fire management. Current approaches to fire management

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A 100 Million Blue Star Sapphire Was Just Discovered

A 100 Million Blue Star Sapphire Was Just Discovered

Miners in Sri Lanka have turned up a gem that broke a record for size, and broke the bank in the process. It's a 1,404.49-carat blue star sapphire, the biggest such find ever made, anywhere in the world. As for the gem's value, that's a little trickier than simply weighing a stone, but experts consulted for a CNN piece about it have valued the gem at anywhere from 0 million to 5 million.

Another person who would know how much the stone is worth is its current owner, but he refuses...

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Yogo sapphires are part of the Smithsonian Institution's gem collection. Yogo sapphires were not initially recognized or valued. Gold was discovered at

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YouTube Launches Customized Homepages For Pakistan, Nepal And Sri Lanka

YouTube Launches Customized Homepages For Pakistan, Nepal And Sri Lanka

YouTube has launched homepages for its users in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, featuring localized languages and domains. However, one thing to note is that the video-sharing website has been banned in Pakistan since 2012.

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data to create various infographics and charts to accompany their articles. In 2012, the beauty pageant Miss Sri Lanka Online was run exclusively using Facebook

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Layered House / KWA Architects

Layered House / KWA Architects

© Eresh Weerasuriya Architects: KWA Architects Location: Colombo 08, Colombo, Sri Lanka Architect In Charge: Thilan Koththigoda Area: 500.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Eresh Weerasuriya

Structural Engineer: Priyantha Pushpakumara Quantity Surveyor: Hasitha Gunasekara© Eresh Weerasuriya

From the architect. Designed as a family residence for two doctors and their two daughters this five bedroom residence also...

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park was designed by Seattle landscape architect Richard Haag, who won the American Society of Landscape Architects Presidents Award of Design Excellence

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New Zealand vs. Pakistan, 1st T20I: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

New Zealand vs. Pakistan, 1st T20I: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

After thumping Sri Lanka recently, New Zealand are coming to the boil nicely ahead of their huge forthcoming series against Australia and the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup.

However, if they fail to focus against Pakistan, who have controversially named Mohammad Amir in their squad, then they could pay the price.

Let's take a look at how the two sides are shaping up ahead of the first clash of their three-game T20 series.

Date: Friday, January 15, 2016

Time: 7 p.m. local (6 a.m. GMT)

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Munro, Guptill Blitz Take New Zealand to Crushing Win Over Sri Lanka

Munro, Guptill Blitz Take New Zealand to Crushing Win Over Sri Lanka

Colin Munro struck a 14-ball 50, the second fastest Twenty20I fifty after Yuvraj Singh's 12-ball spree, to take New Zealand to a nine wicket win against Sri Lanka. Martin Guptill scored a 19-Ball fift...

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George Soros Warns of Global Economic Crisis

George Soros Warns of Global Economic Crisis

Billionaire George Soros warned investors on Thursday that the global economy could be facing a crisis.

At an economic forum in Sri Lanka, the hedge fund luminary pointed toward China’s currency devaluation and economic slowdown as major factors weighing down the global markets, Bloomberg reported. He said that the turmoil is a result of China’s struggle to transition to a new growth model.

On Thursday, a plunge in Chinese equities spilled over to send global markets into a tizzy. The

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"Soros" redirects here. For other uses, see Soros (disambiguation). George Soros (/ˈsɔroʊs/ or /ˈsɔrɒs/; Hungarian: Soros György; Hungarian: [ˈʃoroʃ];

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Opinion: What science can tell us about the 'world's largest sapphire'

Opinion: What science can tell us about the 'world's largest sapphire'

The "Star of Adam", recently found in a mine in Sri Lanka, is believed to be the biggest sapphire ever discovered. It weighs in at over 1,404 carats, that's around 280g or just under ten ounces. But what do we know about the formation of this remarkable gemstone – and how could it grow so huge?

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of Mandalay, is noted for its rare pigeon's blood rubies and blue sapphires. Many US and European jewellery companies, including Bulgari, Tiffany, and

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Sri Lanka merchant claims to have biggest star blue sapphire

Sri Lanka merchant claims to have biggest star blue sapphire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan gem merchant claiming to have the world's biggest star blue sapphire is ready to sell the precious stone he says is worth at least 0 million.The Gemological Institute of Colombo certified the gem as weig

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glass beads & pearl. As early as 2,000 years ago, they imported Sri Lankan sapphires and Indian diamonds and used emeralds and amber in their jewellery

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