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Sunday, April 01, 2012 - 13.20 GMT
Sri Lanka observes Earth Hour


Sri Lanka joined the world yesterday and observed the Earth Hour tonight to show their commitment with the world to save the planet by raising awareness about global warming.

Sri Lanka marked the Earth Hour yesterday with President Mahinda Rajapaksa participating in the event at the President's House in Kandy.

Joining the countries of the eastern hemisphere of the world, Sri Lanka switched off non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m. for an hour.

Famous Asian land marks such as the Great Wall of China, the Tokyo Tower and the India Gate went dark last night for one hour.

Australia's Sydney's Opera House and the iconic Harbor Bridge were the first landmarks to switch off lights.

Earth Hour engages hundreds of millions of people from all corners of the globe to take positive actions for the environment and celebrate their commitment with the people of the world by switching off their lights for one designated hour.

Initiated in Sydney, Australia in 2007, it has grown to become a global movement that now involves every continent across the world.





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