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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1799

Consequences of Brexit on European (Dis)Union

We will be in the unchartered waters next week; with the Brexit, the British referendum that determines whether Britain should stay in the European Union or not – just less than a week away, and the very nation being rattled to the core by the brutal murder of an elected member of parliament in broad daylight, uncertainty on many fronts has already started emerging at an alarming rate in proportion to the rising emotions inside both camps.

Consequences of Brexit on European (Dis)Union
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Indonesia lets stranded Sri Lankan Tamils Ashore

Indonesia allowed a group of Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka to come ashore in Aceh province on Saturday after confining them to their stranded boat for a week, but is insisting they will be towed out to sea once the vessel is repaired.

 File Photo -Migrants from Sri Lanka gesture aboard a boat off the coast of Indonesia on Monda, while  authorities in the province of Aceh are preparing to tow the boat out to sea.
The stranded Sri Lankan Tamil migrants which have been stranded on the beach in Lhoknga, Aceh provinceare now being sheltered in tents after being allowed off their boat Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Indonesia lets stranded Sri Lankan Tamils  Ashore
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China to help developing northern Sri Lanka

Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang pledged topush forward ties with Sri Lanka by assisting development of the former war zone in theTamildominated north, a Chinese Embassy official said on Friday.

Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang
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Wither Hindu existence in Bangladesh?

Many believed that the agony of the Hindus would be over and they would regain their lost honor with the liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971. It was entirely a mistaken notion. However, a crore-plus minority population cannot be wished away. Bangladesh’s liberation struggle raised slogans that were against special status to any faith. In that epic fight for freedom, religious minorities died 60% in numbers much higher than their population proportion.

Wither Hindu existence in Bangladesh?
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Lessons from tobacco taxation can serve developing countries

At a conference hosted by the World Bank on the pressures developing countries face to lower tax rates and shrink their tax base while also fighting tax avoidance and evasion, Jason Furman, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors to US President, Barack Obama, emphasized that the most important unsung piece of public health legislation of the Obama administration has been the increase in the Federal cigarette tax from USD $0.39 to USD @1.01 per pack.

Lessons from tobacco taxation can serve developing countries
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Doorman Clocks 50 Years of Service at Sri Lankan Heritage Hotel

It has been 50 years since Mr. Banda lugged his first barrel of beer into the tap room at the Galle Face Hotel. Now - at 71 years old - the loyal employee is still earning his keep at Sri Lanka’s oldest and most fabled property.

The Panoramic View of Gall Face Hotel
Galle Face Hotel's 5O YEAR EMPLOYEE mr, Banda greeting visitors
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International Day of Yoga 2016 in Colombo

International Day of Yoga 2016 is being celebrated all across Sri Lanka. In this context, a mega event in Colombo will be held on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Theatre.

International Day of Yoga 2016 in Colombo
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Indonesian police fire warning shot as stranded Sri Lankan women disembark from the boat

Police fired a warning shot into the air after a group of Sri Lankan women who have been stranded off the coast of Aceh since June 11 disembarked from their boat in defiance of orders from Indonesian authorities.

The Sri Lankan women disembark the boat against the orders of the Indonesian authorities.
The women who jumped off the boat mimed shooting themselves.
The women suffered mild injuries making their way to shore.
The 44 Sri Lankans claim they were en route to Australia when they had engine troubles.
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Indonesia to escort back Sri Lankans towards India stranded off Aceh

A group of Sri Lankans who were trying to reach Australia when their boat became stranded off Indonesia during bad weather are set to be “escorted” back towards India, officials say.

Locals (foreground) look on as migrants from Sri Lanka remain on their boat despite their vessel Locals (foreground) look on as migrants from Sri Lanka remain on their boat despite their vessel Locals (foreground) look on as migrants from Sri Lanka remain on their boat despite their vessel being washed ashore on the west coast of Lhoknga in Aceh Besar, Indonesia's Aceh province on June 14, 2016
An Indonesian policeman throws a bag of supplies to migrants from Sri Lanka stranded along the coast in Lhoknga, Aceh province.
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British lawmaker shot dead in the street, , causing deep shock across Britain -EU referendum campaigns suspended

A British member of parliament was shot dead in the street on Thursday, causing deep shock across Britain and the suspension of campaigning for next week's referendum on the country's EU membership.

Jo Cox, 41, a lawmaker for the opposition Labour Party
Tributes are placed around a photo of slain Labour MP Jo Cox outside the Houses of Parliament
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10-Nation biking expedition by four woman bikers

The four brave woman bikers from a biking club, Biking Queens, who have been on their 10-Nation biking Expedition, have left Kohima, the State capital of Nagaland, this morning for their onward biking expedition to other ASEAN countries via Imphal and Moreh, border town of Manipur. " class="caption" align="right" />

Biking queens
Biking queens
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Polonnaruwa to host the Most Sacred Buddhist Relics from Taxila Pakistan

The Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila Pakistan are currently being exhibiting for the general public in Bodirukkaramaya, Diyasenpure, Medirigiriya, for two days from June 16 to 17, 2016.

File Photo - Arrival of Holy Relics at BIA
File Photo - Inauguration of Holy Relics at Temple Trees
The Sacred Relic
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