Dec 14, 2017

Sri Lanka’s tallest Christmas tree enters Guinness Book

The ‘Largest artificial Christmas tree‘ erected in Galle Face in 2016 under the leadership of the Ports and Shipping Ministry, has entered the Guinness book of records.

The Guinness institution has notified Sri Lanka that it had accepted the Christmas tree as the Largest artificial Christmas tree, overcoming earlier obstacles.

The Guinness web site had also reported the ‘Largest artificial Christmas tree‘ and cited the Arjuna Ranatunga Social Services Foundation as the owner of this achievement.

The Christmas tree 72.1 meters in height had utilized 800,000 bulbs to illuminate the tree.

The construction of the tree was halted on the request of Colombo Archbishop Rev. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, who deemed it a waste of money, but later construction commenced, completing the structure.

The Guiness report on its web site is shown below: