- Title: Sri Lanka unveils 'world's tallest' artificial Christmas tree
- Date: 24th December 2016
- Summary: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (DECEMBER 24, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** EXTERIOR OF STAGE MINISTER FOR PORTS ARJUNA RANATUNGA SWITCHING ON THE LIGHTS OF THE TREE VARIOUS OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE MINISTER FOR PORTS ARJUNA RANATUNGA AND OTHER VIPS WATCHING VARIOUS OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (RECENT) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF THE TREE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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- Keywords: Christmas tree tall Sri Lanka record
- Location: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
- City: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
- Country: Sri Lanka
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA0015E8SEHL
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A 73 metre tall (238ft) Christmas tree, said to be the world's tallest artificial one, was ceremonially declared open on Saturday (December 24) night in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.
The tree will be displayed for 10 days beginning on Christmas Eve at the Galle Face Green, the capital's most popular promenade.
The team that constructed the tree is applying to the Guinness Book of World Records for recognition as the tallest artificial Christmas tree ever built.
The giant tree was made using iron pipes, metal nets, and scrap timber painted in green and brown.
The tree is illuminated with 800,000 LED bulbs and decorated with two million pine cones. A 20-foot-tall star - weighing some 60 kilograms - has been placed on top.
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