Sri Lanka announces standard time

Apr 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan Standard time has been fixed and announced by the government at midnight Monday and has been made mandatory for all electronic media and telecommunication companies to display the Sri Lankan Standard time as the official time of the country.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday at the Temple Trees inaugurated the website, displaying the Sri Lanka’s standard time.

The Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Johnston Fernando authorized a Special Gazette Notification on the Standard Time.

The President has said that it will be mandatory to display it as the official time of Sri Lanka.

The Standard time of Sri Lanka will be  5 hours 30 minutes in advance of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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