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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2132

Vijay Keshav Gokhale, named next foreign secretary of India

Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale, considered an expert on China, named the next foreign secretary succeeding S Jaishankar, who completes his extended tenure later this month.

Vijay Keshav Gokhale, named  next foreign secretary of India
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2017 – The End of a Bad Year

2017 has proven to be a very disappointing year for most people around the globe. Starting with Donald Trump as the president of the most powerful country in the globe so many things simply went from bad to worse and beyond.

2017 – The End of a Bad Year
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Is the Free Education in Sri Lanka a reality or a myth

Our motherland Sri Lanka is presently embroiled in a very serious situation concerning the Education System of the country, especially with regard to free education and private education. As education is fundamental to all, it is important and necessary for the society to understand where it stands in this whole controversy or the complex situation

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India turns deadly for journalists

As the year 2017 sets to bid adieu, India finds itself in an awkward position with the annual statistics of 12 journalists either murdered or killed in suspicious situations.

Protests in Bangalore, India on September 6, 2017 against the killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh who was gunned down outside her home in the latest in a string of deadly attacks targeting journalists or outspoken critics of extreme Hindu politics. AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
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International Currency shifting from US Dollar to Chinese Yuan? Pakistan may only be a start…

The U.S. dollar has long dominated the global marketplace, and not even the introduction of the Euro by the European Union could break its virtual monopoly. This is true for trade and specifically for the global travel and tourism industry. Countries including Ecuador and Zimbabwe use the US Dollar as their own currency and international trade among tour operators is usually done in the US currency.

International Currency shifting from US Dollar to Chinese Yuan? Pakistan may only be a start…
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Muslim Leadership Failed To Mobilize Support Against Triple Talaq Bill

It is not realistic that a fight or a contest will be won by both or all the contesting parties simultaneously. The stronger, the better fighter and the one with better strategy always wins and the winner is one. What is important is the fight or contest itself. The contesting parties must fight with all and best of their abilities. Their spirit of fight must be visible for the audience out of the arena.

Muslim Leadership Failed To Mobilize Support Against Triple Talaq Bill
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Righteous Rulers Never Get Revenge

In recent years, more and more people in Sri Lanka have been affected by drought, floods, landslides, and countless other varieties of natural disasters. Of course, climate change is wreaking havoc all across the globe. The punishment inflicted on the natural environment by human beings is, like anything else, subject to the law of kamma. There is cause; there is effect.

Righteous Rulers Never Get Revenge
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Piyasena Gamage Sworn In State Minister For Law And Order

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed newly sworn-in legislator Piyasena Gamage as state minister for law and order in a move that sought to reduce the authority of a very close ally of the prime minister.

Piyasena Gamage Sworn In State Minister For Law And Order
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Central Bank Bond Commission final report handed over to President

The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Bond Issuance of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has been handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday (Dec 30).

Central Bank Bond Commission final  report handed over to President
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The Jerusalem Question – Part 2

In 636 CE, at the battle of Yarmouk, the Byzantines were decisively defeated by the Muslim Army, led by Amr ibn al-‘As (R). Within months in 637 CE, the Muslim army under the leadership of Abu Ubayda ibn Jarrah (R) lay a bloodless siege on Jerusalem, which lasted for four months. Patriarch Sophoronius offered to surrender the city if Khalifa Umar ibn al-Khattab (R) himself would come in person to ratify the terms of the surrender.

The Jerusalem Question – Part 2
The Jerusalem Question – Part 2
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ITAK On The Sly Absolved ‘Crusaders For Democracy’ – A Former Militant Group

Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi on the sly, has absolved the “Crusaders for Democracy” – the former militant LTTE cadres and has given them an opportunity to contest in the local government elections, in the North, as candidates of their Party.

Sivanathan Navindra alias Venthan, 42,  leader of the 'Crusaders For Democracy,' lost his right leg in a battle against the Sri Lankan Security Forces some 22 years ago.
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