Sri Lanka Time
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In 1880, it was UTC+05:30. During World War II, in January 1942, when the Japanese were on the verge of invading Ceylon, the time was shifted to UTC+06:00. In September 1942, it was further advanced to UTC+06:30.
When the War ended in 1945, Ceylon reverted to UTC+05:30 to be the same as India.
In May 1996, it was changed to GMT+06:30 hrs for daylight saving during a severe power shortage in Sri Lanka. The clocks were put back by half an hour to UTC+06:00 in October 1996.
- "Sri Lanka Time". GreenwichMeanTime.com. Retrieved 2010-03-02.