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Maskeliya
Maskeliya
Maskeliya
is a town in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is the site of the 1974 crash of Martinair Flight 138, the worst air disaster in Sri Lanka.[1][2] 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[edit] Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
portalList of towns in Central Province, Sri LankaReferences[edit]^ "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, Central Province, 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.[n 1] 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
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Provinces Of Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, provinces (Sinhalese: පළාත, translit. Paḷāta; Tamil: மாகாணம், translit. Mākāṇam) 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
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Central Province, Sri Lanka
The Central Province (Sinhalese: මධ්‍යම පළාත Madhyama Palata, Tamil: மத்திய மாகாணம் Madhiya Maakaanam) is one of the nine provinces of 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.[2][3]) The Central Province is primarily in the central mountainous terrain of 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
Uva Province
to the east, North Western Province to the west and Sabaragamuwa Province
Sabaragamuwa Province
to the south and west
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Districts Of Sri Lanka
Lanka
Lanka
/ˈləŋkɑː/ is the name given in Hindu
Hindu
epics to the island fortress capital of the legendary asura king Ravana
Ravana
in the epics of the Ramayana
Ramayana
and the Mahabharata. The fortress was situated on a plateau between three mountain peaks known as the Trikuta Mountains. The ancient city of Lankapura is thought to have been burnt down by Hanuman. After its king, Ravana, was killed by Rama
Rama
with the help of Ravana's brother Vibhishana, the latter was crowned king of Lankapura. The site of Lankā is identified with Sri Lanka
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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
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
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7°N 81°E / 7°N 81°E / 7; 81Democratic 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 kuṭiyarasuFlagEmblemAnthem: "Sri Lanka
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Nuwara Eliya District
Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya
District (Tamil: நுவரேலியா மாவட்டம், Sinhalese: නුවරඑළිය දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is a district in Central Province, Sri Lanka, centered on the tourist city of Nuwara Eliya.Contents1 Demographics 2 Geography 3 Cities 4 Towns 5 Schools 6 References 7 External linksDemographics[edit]Ethnic groupsIndian Tamil 355,830 (50.57%)Sinhalese 282,621 (40.17%)Sri Lankan Tamil 46,066 (6.55%)Sri Lankan Moor 16,555 (2.35%)Burgher 632 (0.09%)
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List Of Towns In Central Province, Sri Lanka
The following is a list of settlements in Central Province, Sri Lanka.Contents: Top 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZA[edit] Abasingammedda, Adhikarigama, Agalakumbura, Agalawatta, Agappola, Agrapatana, Agrapatna, Akarahaduwa, Akkarawatta, Akuramboda, Akurambodwatta, Akurana, Aladeniya, Alagalla Kondagama, Alagalla Pahalagama, Alagoda, Alakagama, Alakola-anga, Alakola-ela, Alakoladeniya, Alakolamada, Alakolamaditta, Alakolawewa, Alanduwaka, Alapalawala, Alapalawela, Alawattegama, Alawattegama, Alawatugama, Alawatugoda, Alayaya, Alhentennawatta, Alkemada, Alubendiyaya, Aludeniya, Alugolla (7°5'N 80°28'E), Alugolla (7°9'N 80°31'E), Alugolla (7°40'N 80°37'E), Alupotawela, Alutgama (7°19'N 80°31'E), Alutgama (7°31'N 80°35'E), Alutgama (7°42'N 80°35'E), Alutgama (7°22'N 80°39'E), Alutgama Mahakumburegammedda, Alutnuwara, Alutnuwara Town, Alutwewa, Aluvihare, Aluvihare Colony, Aluwihare, Alwatta, Ambadeniya, Ambagahahena, Ambaga
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Martinair Flight 138
Martinair Flight 138 was a chartered flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Colombo, Sri Lanka. The aircraft was operated on behalf of Garuda Indonesia. On 4 December 1974, the aircraft, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55CF,[1] crashed into a mountain shortly before landing, killing all 191 people aboard – 182 Indonesian hajj pilgrims bound for Mecca, and 9 crew members.[2] The flight is said to have departed Surabaya, Indonesia at approximately 12.03 UTC heading to Jeddah planning a stop at Bandaranaike 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. Colombo approach then cleared the flight down to 2000 feet at 16.44 and told the flight to expect a runway 04 approach. The crew aboard the flight were then asked to report when the airfield was in sight
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Maskeliya
Maskeliya
Maskeliya
is a town in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is the site of the 1974 crash of Martinair Flight 138, the worst air disaster in Sri Lanka.[1][2] 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[edit] Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
portalList of towns in Central Province, Sri LankaReferences[edit]^ "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, Central Province, Sri Lanka
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