[tz] Sri Lanka Standard Time

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 12 16:04:33 UTC 2016

>From the links I gave earlier, it seems the government is indeed using SLST.   See also:

FYI, I started the research based on this StackOverflow question:

From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 12:30 AM
To: Matt Johnson; Time zone mailing list
Subject: Re: [tz] Sri Lanka Standard Time

Matt Johnson wrote:
> Sri Lanka and India are both on UTC+05:30, but it would appear that Sri Lankans may be using the term "Sri Lanka Standard Time", abbreviated SLST.

As far as I can tell, there is no commonly used English-language abbreviation
for the time in Sri Lanka. The database uses "LKT" for this abbreviation, but
this abbreviation was invented back when I felt free to make things up, and
nowadays I'd rather not encourage that sort of thing. So, let's instead change
the abbreviation to "+0530". We can do that after the next release (which we'll
need to do for Magadan) and things start to open up for less-urgent changes like

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