Sri Lanka is going back in time!(really) Watch
As the clock strikes twelve and the moon shifts behind the clouds, a force more terrible than anyone could imagine grips
On the 14th/15th, abit after Friday midnight, Sri Lanka will go back half an hour. That is, we will shift from +600GMT to +5:30GMT.
Er, I thought the mods should know and change the time settings.
EDIT: According to Arvi, it's at 12.30. We go back to 12.00 midnight. Imagine the lucky kids born at this time
I assume this has something to do with DST.. surely it can't be a permanent change?
On the 14th Friday, at midnight, Sri Lanka will go back half an hour. That is, we will shift from +600GMT to +5:30GMT.
So at 12.30am it becomes 12am again.
Yeah, same as India. We are going back to the 'actual' time zone of Sri Lanka because in 1996 clocks were put forward by one hour and then later brought back by half an hour. So for the last 10 years we've been +6 GMT
Why was it brought forward by an hour at the first place? And just brought backwards by 30mins?
Wow, that's interesting. Never thought countries would resort to such an extreme measure.
Not that it's much use this time anyway, since we won't be going to Sri Lanka =\
I don't know why I found almost every comment in this thread hilarious .. I must be going crazy faster than I though
Do you like the part in my first post which was chopped off? I had a whole story planned but I figured Pig and co. wouldn't be very amused so I decided to do away with it
In 1996 there was a power crisis in Sri Lanka with like 8 hour power-cuts every day. The thinking was that by bringing the clock forward, there would be more light in the evenings and so less demand for electricity. Then in like October 1996 or something they decided to bring it back by half an hour, and now in April 2006 they are bringing it back by half an hour again, so that we're +5.30 GMT.
how does that logic work? doesnt that mean the early morning hours are lost? morning hours are the most productie ones, and losing them means more loss economically. invest them in power projects. anyways, happy time change!