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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2735

A Christmas tree to beat the world record

By S.H.Moulana

It is on record that the largest floating Christmas tree measured 85m (278ft 10ins) in height and was erected as an annual tradition in Rodrigo De Freitas Lagoon in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for Christmas 2007. The tree was sponsored by Bradesco Seguros e Previdencia.

A Christmas tree festival has again broken its own record for the number of trees in a church, at St Mary’s in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK, hosted 1378 specimens.

A 12 million rupee showcase Christmas tree project is on to beat the world record at Galle Face in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The entire project is privately funded by the Port Drivers Union under the guidance of minister Arjuna Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka’s Cricket World Cup winning captain. The Christmas tree is expected to be taller than the World Trade Center in Colombo, which is 152 m high, thus creating a Guinness world record for the tallest Christmas tree.

We have no doubt that this unique structure will draw huge crowd not only from all parts of Sri Lanka to Colombo but from the neighboring countries too.

Although there were objections to this project from the Cardinal, who thought it was funded by the government but it was later cleared by the prime minister.

We wish our Christian brothers and sisters a merry Christmas.

- Asian Tribune -

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