The Standard time of Sri Lanka has been announced. The announcement was made at midnight yesterday.
Thus the Government has made it mandatory to display it as the official time of the country. The standard time is being synchronized so as to minimize difficulties faced due to contradicting times being displayed by institutions and persons. Accordingly the launch of the website www.sltime.org which displays Sri Lanka’s the standard time was launched.
The launch of the website took place under the patronage of President Rajapaksa and accordingly the standard time is operative from midnight last night. The Measures Unit Standard and Service Department thanked the President for taking the lead in this respect. Several Parliamentarians were present on the occasion.
Trade Minister Johnston Fernando authorized a Special Gazette Notification on the Standard time, the official said.
Standard time of Sri Lanka is 5 hours 30 minutes in advance of Coordinated Universal Time.