Department of Examinations in a statement says that strict actions will be taken against the persons who hold seminars, extra classes during the last five days for the examinations of the GCE A/Level and the Grade 5 Scholarship examination.
The reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has comfortably won Indonesia's closely-fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed Tuesday.
India looks forward to see the establishment of an Asian commonwealth primarily based on trade, senior journalist and political commentator Dr. Swapan Dasgupta said in an exclusive phone interview with ‘The Nation.’ He was on a visit to Sri Lanka as a member of a panel of experts led by Senior BJP leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy.
A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday.
Authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have handed over to Malaysian experts two flight data recorders recovered from the crash site of the Boeing plane in eastern Ukraine, a RIA Novosti correspondent said Tuesday.
KHARKIV: A train carrying bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet MH17 on Tuesday (July 22) arrived in the Kiev-controlled territory of Kharkiv, said Reuters. Ukraine on Monday said the bodies will be taken to the Netherlands.
Embattled Malaysia Airlines faced fresh outrage Tuesday as it confirmed one of its planes flew over war-torn Syria, just days after the MH17 disaster laid bare the risks civilian aircraft face in flying over war zones.
Police say they're investigating a complaint lodged by a resident of Rajagiriya that Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and several others assaulted him with a cricket bat, causing injuries. The victim has injuries on his left arm, according to police.
United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Kurunegala District MP Nimal Wijesinghe, popularly known as 'Nilwala' Wijesinghe, was released on bail after surrendering to the Kurunegala Magistrate's Court this morning.
Chinese police are questioning staff of US food supplier OSI Group for selling expired meat, state media said Tuesday, as a newspaper blasted foreign brands for failing to adopt a "dedicated attitude" towards local consumers.
The Customs seized a stock of heroin at the Orugodawatta container yard a short while ago. Customs Spokesperson, Leslie Gamini told The Nation that the stock was imported from Pakistan and added that investigations were being conducted by officials.
The UN Security Council called for an “immediate ceasefire” as Israel pressed on with a blistering assault on Gaza on Monday taking the Palestinian death toll above 500.
The Economic Development Ministry has allocated Rs.2,657 million for developing the Badulla District under the House-to-House, Village-to-Village National Economic Development Plan. The Badulla District program will cover 567 Grama Seva Divisions under 15 Dvisional Secretariats of the Badulla, Haputale, Bandarawela, Uva- Paranagama, Welimada, Mahiyanganaya, Passara, Haliela, Viyaluwa electorates.
A US court has ordered the country's second largest cigarette company to pay $23.6 billion (£13.8bn) to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company was hit with the punitive fine in addition to $16.8m (£9.8m) in compensatory damages.
RAMANATHAPURAM: Fishermen have decided to launch an indefinite strike from July 24 urging the government to press for release of their boats and fishermen from Sri Lanka. They further threatened to hoist white flags on their boats and would surrender to the island on August 2, if the government was unresponsive.