Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 239 people crashed into the sea, reports Vietnamese state media citing a Navy official. The craft disappeared from radars early on Saturday morning over Vietnamese airspace.
A total of 14 different nationalities were on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing early this morning while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the airline said in a statement.
Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had no Sri Lankan nationals on board, sources from the Malaysia Airlines Sri Lanka office said speaking to The Nation. “However we are waiting for the official report” the source added.
The airline said Flight MH370 disappeared Saturday at 2:40 am local time (1840 GMT Friday), about two hours after leaving Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It had been due to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 am local time (2230 GMT Friday).
People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has filed a complaint with the Elections Department with regard to alleged misuse of free quota of postal services by Minister of Postal Services, Jeevan Kumaratunga.
The UK today has urged Sri Lanka to sign the United Nations Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. In a statement to mark International Women's Day, which falls tomorrow (8), British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka John Rankin said discrimination and violence against women and girls remained one of the most widespread human rights abuses.
Thunder showers are expected in all parts of the island tonight except in the North and East, the Department of Meteorology said.
Ukraine's far-right Pravy Sektor movement on Friday announced its leader Dmytro Yarosh would make a presidential bid in elections scheduled for May 25.
Skeletal remains recovered in Mannar will not be sent for laboratory tests as carbon dating tests cannot be done as they were less than 100 years old, Director General, Archaeology Department, Dr. Senarath Dissanayake said.
Members of the Sri Lankan British Union are expected to stage a protest today in front of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office on No. 10 Downing Street.
Customs officials seized 36 kilograms of heroin that was smuggled into the country from Pakistan. The value of the seized items is said to total Rs. 360 million. A spokesperson for the Customs said four persons were being questioned with regard to the incident.
Attempts to whitewash the backgrounds of Ukrainian nationalists who openly cooperated with the Nazis and committed mass murders in WWII are “morally repulsive,” and encourage “nationalist ideology, extremism and intolerance,” Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin says.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has become a father again at the age of 56 after his wife gave birth to their third child in India, according to an embassy statement.
The Central Environment Authority (CEA) has expressed its satisfaction over the manner in which political parties have given prominence to the environment while conducting pre-election campaigns.
Egypt emboldened its stance against Qatar on Thursday when it confirmed that it will not send its ambassador back to the Gulf country. The news comes amid increasing tensions within the Gulf as Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia withdrew their envoys from Doha this week.
The US Army’s top prosecutor for sexual assault cases has been suspended amid allegations he groped and tried to kiss a lawyer working for him, sources said. Meanwhile, the Senate has blocked a proposal to realign how the military handles sex crime cases.
The Venezuelan government ordered Panama's ambassador and three other diplomats at the mission to leave the country within 48 hours, a Panamanian official said Thursday, a day after Caracas broke ties with Panama City.