BEING HALF AN HOUR LATE OFFICIALLY
The Sri Lankans themselves are wondering why their goevrnment had decided to put back the clock by half an hour (to GMT+5:30)from April 14, 2006. We know that the Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to provide a better match between the hours of daylight and the active hours of work and school in temperate regions. In the tropical region there is not enough daylight fluctuation to make it worthwhile to change the time.
One argument is that according to its geographical position, the actual time in Sri Lanka varies from GMT+5:21 in Colombo to GMT+5:24 in Batticaloa varying much from their official GMT+6:00. However most of the arguments are against the change.