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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

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Cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya bids adieu to International Cricket today

Sri Lanka will play against England the 1st of the 5 One Day Internationals in the current England tour today. The match is scheduled to begin at 12.00 GMT (5.30 p.m. Sri Lanka time). This will be the last international match for Sri Lanka’s star batsman Sanath Jayasuriya, well known as “Matara Mauler” and “Master Blaster”.

Keep your hands and face clean: Sri Lanka’s Health authorities warned general public

Sri Lanka’s Health authorities has warned the Sri Lankan general public to keep their hands and face clean to avoid spreading of the prevailing viral fever in the country.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa urges Industrialized Nation to end the strangulation of developing countries monetarily

President Mahinda Rajapaksa blames the developed countries for most of the ills and setbacks being suffered by the developing countries in the world, and emphasized that major trends of economic policy in the developed world should not have a harmful effect on the well-being of developing countries.

US Business delegation in Kathmandu to explore investment and trade opportunities

A high-level delegation of American Chamber of Commerce in India (ACCI) is currently in Kathmandu to get assurance from Nepali political parties on the security of US investment in Nepal.

Cabinet reshuffle in TN: New minister inducted in the place of late Mariam Pitchai

A. Mohammed John, Member of Legislative Assembly representing the Ranipet constituency in Vellore district, will be sworn in Cabinet Minister at a function on Wednesday morning. He will be designated as the Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Minister.

Underworld Don Chhota Rajan ordered killing of scribe Dey : Police

The Mumbai police on Monday claimed to have cracked the shooting down of senior crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey saying it was underworld don Chhota Rajan who was behind the murder. But they remained tight-lipped about the motive.

FTA with India by March 2012, says New Zealand PM on visit

The free trade agreement between India and New Zealand may conclude by March 2012, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Monday.

Tahrir among the Gaza flotilla

We are all familiar with Egypt’s Tahrir Square –Liberation Square- the symbol of Egyptian uprising and now a ship to join the upcoming Gaza flotilla from Canada has been named Tahrir.

Congress goes on warpath against CM Mayawati

Scores of Congress leaders and workers led by UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi were on Monday detained for defying prohibitory orders as they tried to march towards the assembly building in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, protesting the "spurt" in crimes in UP, a day after the party was denied permission for the demonstration by the Mmayawati government.

Philip Kotler and Hinniappuhamy

Finally Professor Philip Kotler has come to Sri Lanka. I called to one of my friends in Matara and informed the arrival of the Marketing Guru. He does not know about that. He is a marketing officer attached to one private company.

Rape of a Kerala minor girl: Over 40 arrested

At least 40 people have been arrested in Kerala so far in a sex scandal involving a minor girl, police said in Kochi on Monday. Those arrested include her father who forced her to have sex with many people to get a chance to act in films and her mother who concealed the crime.

Guidelines to greening Sri Lankan Hotels

Greening Sri Lanka Hotels is a European Commission funded project under the SWITCH Asia programme and is conducted by CCC Solutions (Pvt) Ltd – a project coming under the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and project is targeted at enhancing the environmental performance of Sri Lankan Hotels through improvement of energy, water and waste management systems and reduce cost of operations and increase the market acceptance of Sri Lankan hotels through promoting them as low carbon footprint green hotels.

Sri Lankan Airlines gets IXO/IEC 27001:2005 accreditation for its Information Security Management System

SriLankan Airlines has been awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 accreditation for its Information Security Management System certifying that its business operations conform to global standards in information security.

United States TIP Report says Sri Lanka is making significant efforts to curb human trafficking

Trafficking in Persons Report for 2011 released on Sunday by the United States Secretary of State Hilary Clinton says although Sri Lanka does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking the country is making significant efforts to do so. The report has placed Sri Lanka among Tier 2 countries.