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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

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Sri Lanka expects increased Chinese tourist arrivals in 2017

Sri Lanka is expecting a substantial increase in Chinese tourists this year as more resorts and hotels throughout the country are putting in place to cater to the Chinese market, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said recently.

Sri Lanka expects increased  Chinese tourist arrivals in 2017
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Lawmakers Behaving Unlawfully Becoming Common

Delhi Police have registered a case against Ravindra Vishwanath Gaikwad, the 56-year-old Shiv Sena Member of Parliament from Osmanabad, Maharashtra, after a video that showed him assaulting a 60-year-old Air India staffer led to a country-wide uproar.

Ravindra Vishwanath Gaikwad -  56-year-old Shiv Sena Member of Parliament from Osmanabad, Maharashtra
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Rising Sun for Japan-Sri Lanka Maritime Relations

The Indian Ocean is the third largest water-body on planet earth. There are two billion people living in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). This ocean has played a strategically significant role in the history. Its strategic significance has now become even more important in this ‘Asian Century’.

Rising Sun for Japan-Sri Lanka Maritime Relations
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Bizarre Ruling by the All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulama

Submissions opposing the changing of Muslim Marriages and Divorces Act, by the head of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) , one Rizwi Mufthi, - A self-proclaimed leader, is absolutely and totally unacceptable. This man was the one who created the “Halal” problem which resulted nearly in ethnic clashes when for over 1000 years the Muslim Community in Sri Lanka had no problems or disagreements with the Sinhala Majority.

Rizwi Mufthi - Head of  ACJU
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Trump’s MOAB Strategy: is it a shoal of red herrings?

By dropping a MOAB – Massive Ordnance Air Blast – bomb, a perfect acronym for mother of all bombs, in Afghanistan against IS out of the blue, the United States left its real motive for the sudden move in the foggy aftermath of the blast - to be interpreted, by both friends and foes alike.

Trump’s MOAB Strategy: is it a shoal of red herrings?
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Suu Kyi’s Apartheid Myanmar

How long our world must witness the ethnic cleansing of vulnerable minorities? In Myanmar, it is a routine thing, against the minority Rohingyas who mostly live in the northern Arakan state, close to Bangladesh. They are the most persecuted people in our planet. They were persecuted for nearly half a century by the military governments that preceded the current civilian government.

Suu Kyi’s Apartheid Myanmar
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