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SL’s Christmas tree enters Guinness world records

13 December 2017 02:53 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Christmas tree which was constructed at the Galle Face grounds last year amidst much controversy has finally made it to the Guinness records as the world’s largest artificial Christmas tree.

The Guinness World Records said the largest artificial Christmas tree measures 72.1 m (236 ft 6.58 in) tall, and was achieved by Arjuna Ranatunga Social Services (Sri Lanka), in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 24 December 2016.

“The Christmas tree was built as part of a three day carnival in the Galle Face Green in Colombo during the Christmas season as an attractive aspect of the event,” it said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • ANTON Wednesday, 13 December 2017 03:09 PM


    ceylon Wednesday, 13 December 2017 03:10 PM

    during the event it was its a great event and very good positive publicity for country.usually lanka has publicity for killings and theft. via DM Android App

    Labby Wednesday, 13 December 2017 03:19 PM

    So we have a new Little Rocket Man now.

    Tony Wednesday, 13 December 2017 03:21 PM

    For him the tree is up twenty four seven.

    Bawa Wednesday, 13 December 2017 03:32 PM

    Sri Lankan should be ashamed of themselves. We couldn't pull together even for a world record.

    Ravi Wednesday, 13 December 2017 07:07 PM

    Thank God!All are problems are over now.

    Sambo Wednesday, 13 December 2017 07:44 PM

    Sri Lanka's cricketers also entered the Guinness book of world records by allowing the standing captain to score a double. So any cricket playing country wants to create records should paly with Sri Lanka. But please give them half the prize money.

    Sambo Thursday, 14 December 2017 07:26 AM

    I wonder if the BOND scandal will also receive a certificate from the Guinness records officials.

    Appu Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:44 AM

    Should be the biggest achievement of this government

    voter Thursday, 14 December 2017 10:20 AM

    This was the only missing link in the govt. Now we can utilize the tree to set off our balance of payment deficit and will be able to live happily forever.

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