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Maskeliya
MASKELIYA is a town in the Central Province of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
. It is the site of the 1974 crash of Martinair Flight 138 , the worst air disaster in Sri Lanka. It is known for its mountains and estates. The actual town is built on a combination of three estates. Despite the aircraft crash, it is not known by many citizens of the country. SEE ALSO * Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
portal * List of towns in Central Province, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
REFERENCES * ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-8-55F PH-MBH Maskeliya". Aviation-safety.net. 1974-12-04. Retrieved 2011-09-08. * ^ "ASN list of aircraft accidents in Sri Lanka". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2012-08-03. This Nuwara Eliya District
Nuwara Eliya District
, Central Province, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Time Zone
A TIME ZONE is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal , commercial , and social purposes. Time
Time
zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time . Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time
Time
(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12 to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (e.g. Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal
Nepal
Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones
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Districts Of Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
, districts (Sinhalese : දිස්ත්‍රි‌ක්‌ක Distrikka, Tamil : மாவட்டம்) are the second-level administrative divisions, and are included in a province . There are 25 districts organized into 9 provinces. Each district is administered under a District Secretary , who is appointed by the central government. The main tasks of the District Secretariat involve coordinating communications and activities of the central government and Divisional Secretariats. The District Secretariat is also responsible for implementing and monitoring development projects at the district level and assisting lower-level subdivisions in their activities, as well as revenue collection and coordination of elections in the district
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Central Province, Sri Lanka
The CENTRAL PROVINCE (Sinhalese : මධ්‍යම පළාත Madhyama Palata, Tamil : மத்திய மாகாணம் Malaiyakam Maakaanam) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
, the first level administrative division of the country. (The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils . ) The Central Province is primarily in the central mountainous terrain of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
. It is the 6th largest province by area and is home to 2.5 million people. It is bordered by North Central Province to the north, Uva Province to the east, North Western Province to the west and Sabaragamuwa Province
Sabaragamuwa Province
to the south and west. The province's capital is Kandy
Kandy

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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Provinces Of Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
, provinces (Sinhalese : පළාත Palatha, Tamil : மாகாணம்) are the first level administrative division . They were first established by the British rulers of Ceylon in 1833. Over the next century most of the administrative functions were transferred to the districts , the second level administrative division. By the middle of the 20th century the provinces had become merely ceremonial . This changed in 1987 when, following several decades of increasing demand for a decentralization , the 13th Amendment to the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
established provincial councils . Currently there are nine provinces
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Nuwara Eliya District
NUWARA ELIYA DISTRICT (Tamil : நுவரேலியா மாவட்டம், Sinhalese : නුවරඑළිය දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is a district in Central Province , Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
, centered on the tourist city of Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya

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Sri Lanka
Coordinates : 7°N 81°E / 7°N 81°E / 7; 81 Democratic Socialist Republic
Republic
of Sri Lanka ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය (Sinhalese ) Srī Lankā prajātāntrika samājavādī janarajaya இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சோசலிச குடியரசு (Tamil ) Ilaṅkai jaṉanāyaka sōsalisa kuṭiyarasu Flag Emblem ANTHEM: "
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Martinair Flight 138
MARTINAIR FLIGHT 138 was a chartered flight from Surabaya
Surabaya
, Indonesia to Colombo
Colombo
, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
. The aircraft was operated on behalf of Garuda Indonesia
Indonesia
. On 4 December 1974, the aircraft, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55CF , crashed into a mountain shortly before landing, killing all 191 people aboard – 182 Indonesian hajj pilgrims bound for Mecca , and 9 crew members. The flight is said to have departed Surabaya, Indonesia
Indonesia
at approximately 12.03 UTC heading to Jeddah
Jeddah
planning a stop at Bandaranayake airport, Colombo, Sri Lanka. At around 16.30 UTC Colombo control cleared the flight. At 16.38 UTC another air traffic controller is said to have intervened and cleared the flight down to 5000 feet and reported clearing to 8000 feet
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Maskeliya
MASKELIYA is a town in the Central Province of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
. It is the site of the 1974 crash of Martinair Flight 138 , the worst air disaster in Sri Lanka. It is known for its mountains and estates. The actual town is built on a combination of three estates. Despite the aircraft crash, it is not known by many citizens of the country. SEE ALSO * Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
portal * List of towns in Central Province, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
REFERENCES * ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-8-55F PH-MBH Maskeliya". Aviation-safety.net. 1974-12-04. Retrieved 2011-09-08. * ^ "ASN list of aircraft accidents in Sri Lanka". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2012-08-03. This Nuwara Eliya District
Nuwara Eliya District
, Central Province, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
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