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Today's News

Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranathunga says that he would take the legal action against the person who made a false entry at the Welikada police station yesterday evening.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:23
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:10
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 18:15
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 17:30
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 16:29
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:41
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:15
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:36
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:24
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:56
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:52
Thirty-five persons, including 29 pre-school students have been admitted to the Kataragama hospital this morning after a wasp attack.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:28
A 52-year-old man has committed suicide by hanging himself after stabbing his wife to death in Dodangaslanda, Gokarella last evening.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:40
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.
Full Article Monday, 21 July 2014 18:17
Since the beginning of Israel’s offensive in Gaza, much of the Egyptian media has laid the blame squarely on the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the tiny Palestinian enclave.
Full Article Monday, 21 July 2014 15:02
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.
Full Article Monday, 21 July 2014 11:58
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.
Full Article Monday, 21 July 2014 11:28
Hackers broke into the Wall Street Journal’s Facebook page to claim that Air Force One possibly crashed over the Russian airspace rattling users’ nerves.
Full Article Monday, 21 July 2014 11:27
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.
Full Article Monday, 21 July 2014 10:37
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.
Full Article Monday, 21 July 2014 10:13

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