BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Time to end Sri Lanka time split: "Science fiction guru Arthur C Clarke has spent many hours pondering the great mysteries of space and time.
Having made Sri Lanka his home for the past 50 years, he now finds himself embroiled in a clock fight.
He has written to newspapers here saying it is foolish to return to a time zone half an hour out of step with GMT.
'We should be in line with the rest of the world,' he argues. 'It's very inconvenient if we're not."