Editor, News-in-Asia, 7 September 2018, where the title reads “Terms of Reference for setting up Indian Ocean Rim Association Working Group on Maritime Security finalized”
The member States of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) met in Colombo on September 4 and 5 and finalized the Terms of Reference (ToR) to set up a Working Group on Maritime Safety and Security. At the 17th Council of Ministers held in Durban, South Africa in 2017, it was decided that Sri Lanka will coordinate the implementation of the IORA Action Plan 2017-2021 on Maritime Safety and Security that includes, amongst others, the establishment of the Working Group on Maritime Safety and Security.
Map showing the Indian Ocean Rim Association states in dark green and the Dialogue Partners in light green; Source Wikipedia
Editor, News-in-Asia, 3 September 2018, with the title is as fololws “Sri Lanka to set up more investments in north to create more jobs”
Colombo, Sept 3 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s state run Board of Investment (BOI), that oversees all foreign direct investment into the country, on Monday said 14 new projects would be implemented in the island’s former war torn north in order to strengthen the island’s economy and boost employment.
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Alexandra Ma, in UK Business Insider, 17 August 2018, where the title runs “Why the Muslim world isn’t saying anything about China’s repression and ‘cultural cleansing’ of its downtrodden Muslim minority”
China’s crackdown on its Uighur citizens, a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority group, has faced heavy international scrutiny in recent months. In August the United Nations said it was “deeply concerned” by reports that China had forced as many as 1 million Uighurs into internment camps in Xinjiang, western China. In April, the US State Department said it had heard of Uighurs who had “disappeared” or were unexpectedly detained.
Meanwhile, Muslim countries have been deafeningly silent.
Map showing the projects subsumed under the Belt and Road Initiative as of December 2015. Reuters
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Zhang Kun, in China Daily … taken up by News-in-Asia, 16 August 2018, where the title is “Sino-Lankan archaeologists look for Chinese artifacts buried in Jaffna”
Archaeologists from the Shanghai Museum embarked on a 40-day excavation mission to Sri Lanka on Monday. The group will be working in ancient ruins in Jaffna alongside representatives from the Central Cultural Fund and a local university in Sri Lanka.
the archeologists’ team from the Shanghai Museum
Editor, NEWS-in-Asia, 13 August 2018, whose title is “Sri Lanka to ink agreement with China’s Alibaba to attract more tourists“
Colombo, Aug 14 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will ink an agreement with Alibaba’s travel arm, Fliggy, to bring down 1,000 travelers weekly to Sri Lanka in order to expand the island’s growing tourism sector, Daily FT quoted Tourism Minister John Amaratunga on Tuesday.
high jinks at Bentota beach
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