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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2251

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On The Fuel Price Hike – two divergent views

On the fuel price hike, two Finance Ministers – former and the present one, made comments. Their comments varied on many aspects – reasons for the price hike, as well as on details of how it could be avoided.

On The Fuel Price Hike – two divergent views
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The Shot Tower: a flawless monument to British ingenuity

In the past few months, according to my own impromptu statistics, a bank holiday, more often than not, has been a complete washout, characterised by gloom and misery, much to dismay of millions of inhabitants of the British isles, who just wanted to pursue something that interest them on the day.

The Shot Tower: a flawless monument to British ingenuity
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Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution

Forwarded by Habib Siddiqui, a participant to the conference in Germany

Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution
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President Trump Withdraws US from Iranian Nuclear Agreement

The pendulum of Iranian Nuclear Agreement that used to oscillate between uncertainty and misplaced optimism finally came to a halt at the point of stalemate, shortly after 2pm ET on Tuesday, after President Trump signed the order to pull the US out of it.

President Trump Withdraws US from Iranian Nuclear Agreement
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Timings and Reasons Behind The Rise of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

The politicians, in general, welcomed the decision of apex committee to hold talks with Manzoor Pashteen, the face of Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement, despite all his unparliamentarily language as this is how democracy and life works. The jirga was founded under the supervision of KP Governor Zafar Iqbal Jhagra and had the support of the military leadership which presumes that some of the demands of the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement are genuine and they need to be addressed within the framework of the constitution of Pakistan.

 PTM leader Mohsin Dawar
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Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka

The arrest of President Sirisena's Chief of Staff, Dr I.H.K. Mahanama and Chairman of the State Timber Corporation P. Dissanayake while taking a bribe from an Indian investor made headlines last week. As often the case in Sri Lanka different segments interpret this incident based on their political biases.

Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon - File Photo
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
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To Regain Rightful Place In Indian Ocean Reawaken Nations Entrepreneurial Spirit - Mangala

Finance and Media Minster Mangala Samaraweera, addressing the Asian Development Bank 51st Annual Meeting in Manila on 5th May said Sri Lanka wished to “reawaken our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit and to regain its rightful place as a vibrant trading hub in the Indian Ocean.”

To Regain Rightful Place In Indian Ocean Reawaken Nations Entrepreneurial Spirit - Mangala
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Lalins Column: The Incomparable First Intake of Officer Cadets trained in SL

Intake One consisting of 13 Officer Cadets selected from 12,000 applicants with 22 in the finals, began training at the Officer Cadets’ School (OCS) Army Training Centre Diyatalawa (ATC), now the SL Military Academy(SLMA) on 27 April 1968. The OCS was situated at Ella, a former Royal Navy camp together with the Tactics Wing.

Lalins Column:  The Incomparable First Intake of Officer Cadets trained in SL
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Letter From America: Cologne Conference demands accountability of the Myanmar Government

The Rohingyas are victims of a ‘slow-burning genocide’ that is perpetrated as a national project in Buddhist Myanmar (formerly Burma). Some 700,000 Rohingyas have been forced out of their ancestral homes in western Rakhine (formerly Arakan) state since September 2017 to seek refuge inside Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh.

Letter From America: Cologne Conference demands accountability of the Myanmar Government
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Trump finds joy in undoing things what others have done!

President Donald Trump has become allergic to the name Obama. From day one he was all out to replace the ‘Obamacare’ with his own ‘Trumpcare’, seeing lesser benefits in the Trump initiated healthcare his opponents named it ‘Trumpdon’tcare’.

Trump finds joy in undoing things what others have done!
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