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Why has Sri Lanka inaugurated an official timekeeping website?

Because  the site "will make it easier for people to follow astrological advice and do things at the correct auspicious time," Trade Ministry spokesman Nipuna Ekanayake said.

The launch of www.sltime.org was hardly auspicious, however.

No sooner had President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s launched the site on Monday, when unexpected stormy weather caused it to crash.

"Too many hits and lightning affected our server and the website went down," a spokesman for the site told AFP. See the report here

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