Constitutional issues in Sri Lanka- II

  1. Religion: Despite the existing constitutional position of providing Buddhism the foremost place, the Supreme Court has called Sri Lanka a secular State
  2. Suggestion: All religions be given equal status while protecting and fostering Buddhism
  3. Most controversial: The merger of the Northern and Eastern provinces
  4. One of its suggestions allows the current structure of nine provinces with constitutional provisions for power- sharing
Sri Lanka’s Constitution – Strides in the Right Direction
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