Sri Lanka’s Constitution – Strides in the Right Direction

Sri Lanka divided over India’s possible role in political reform

  1. Context: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent visit to Sri Lanka
  2. Background: India and Sri Lanka signed the 1987 Accord, whose outcome was the 13th Amendment
  3. Issue: Whether and to what extent India should be involved in the Sri Lanka’s ongoing constitutional reform process
  4. What is India’s stand? – India is pressing that it should be implemented fully.
  5. What’s in the Amendment? – It paves the way for the establishment of Provincial Councils all over the country

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