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Sri Lanka observes Earth Hour
Sat, Mar 27, 2010, 08:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Mar 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka will join 4,000 cities around the world and plunge into darkness on Saturday for an hour at 8:30 p.m. local time to observe the "Earth Hour".
Sri Lanka is joining the major global awareness campaign to reduce green house emissions for the first time.
Earth Hour is a global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund is held on the last Saturday of March annually to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change and global warming.
An Associated Press report said the Sydney Opera House was one of the first landmarks to turn off the lights on Saturday and Asian cities followed Australia and New Zealand in turning lights off.
Landmarks in all over the world including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Empire State Building in New York and the famous Las Vegas strip will go dark to observe the Earth Hour.