2009 Sri Lankan Holidays List

Year 2008 has almost came to an end. This is the best time to get started to welcome new year. As with last year I created a List of Sri Lankan holidays, which you can add to Outlook, Thunderbird or Google calendar.

Outlook Holiday List

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[Sri Lanka] 26
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/1/10
Tamil Thai Pongal Day(BPM),2009/1/14
National Day(BPM),2009/2/4
Navam Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/2/9
Mahasivarathri Day(BP),2009/2/23
Medin Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/3/10
Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet’s Birthday)(BPM),2009/3/10
Bak Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/4/9
Good Friday(BP),2009/4/10
Day Prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day(BPM),2009/4/13
Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day(BPM),2009/4/14
May Day(BPM),2009/5/1
Vesak Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/5/8
Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/5/9
Poson Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/6/7
Esala Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/7/6
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/8/5
Binara Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/9/4
Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)(BP),2009/9/21
Vap Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/10/3
Deepavali Festival Day(BP),2009/10/17
Il Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/11/2
Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day)(BP),2009/11/28
Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/12/1
Christmas Day(BPM),2009/12/25
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day(BPM),2009/12/31
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Please follow the instructions given in one of my previous posts to add holidays list to Outlook.
Note: If you have last year’s list under Sri Lanka you will need to replace it with this year’s ones

Google Calendar

Just click on the link to add the Holiday Calendar to your Google calendar.


In order to add calendar to Thunderbird you have to have Lightning add-on installed. Follow the instructions given here if you haven't installed Lightning yet.

After installation go to Calendar view. and select Calendar -> New Calendar from main menu. From the Create New Calendar window select >On the Network, click >Next, select >Google Calendar as the format and insert the following URL into the >Location field. http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/trbsm3c2ek1f1l3500qr4muejs%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
Click >Next, eventually enter your Google >User Name and >Password and click >OK, >Name your calendar, give it a >Color, click >Next and finally >Finish to complete the procedure.

Hope this will help you.....

Solving Spring Schema not found issue

Few weeks back when we were testing a Mobicents application I came across a strange error from Spring.

Warning parsing XML: XML InputStream(68) schema_reference.4: Failed to
read schema document 'http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-2.0.xsd',
because 1) could not find the document;
2) the document could not be read;
3) the root element of the document is not .

Application was working fine few hours before and I was wondering what could be the error. Later I found out that this error comes because I've unpluged the network cable, application worked fine when I plugged it back. It was seems to be that Spring is trying to download schemas from internet rather than using files in classpath. This was a serious issue because machines at production site do not have internet access.

After few hours of searching we found out that a way to tell spring to get schemas from class path rather than downloading. Just give classpath:schema location in Spring xml context file in the opening declaration instead of giving url http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-2.5.xsd.

<beans schemalocation="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans


Tribune to Heros

Tribune to Heros
We will never forget the sacrifices you made to protect our country....


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