Sri Lanka claims to have surpassed the world record for tallest artificial Christmas tree


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foxnews.com/world/2016/12/25/sri-lanka-claims-to-have-surpassed-world-record-for-tallest-artificial-christmas-tree.html

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka unveiled a towering Christmas tree, claiming to have surpassed the world record despite constructions delays and a shorter-than-planned finished product.

The 73-meter (238-foot) artificial tree in capital Colombo is 18 meters (59 feet) taller than the current record holder, organizers said…

The tree costs $80,000 and was criticized by the Catholic Church as a “waste of money.” The church suggested that the funds better be spent on helping the poor…


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Sri Lanka is only about 7% Christian.


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Interestingly, I believe the vast majority of Christians in Sri Lanka are Catholic. The country is largely Buddhist. In any case, it’s interesting to see this in a country where Christianity is such a small percentage of the population.


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