Wigneswaran seeks India’s help on new Constitution

  1. Context: Sri Lanka is in process of drafting a new Constitution
  2. Background: The 13th Amendment was an outcome of the 1987 India-Sri Lanka accord
  3. News: CM of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province called upon India to ensure that the spirit behind the 13th Constitutional Amendment be retained in the new Constitution of Sri Lanka
  4. India could function as the guarantor of Sri Lankan Tamil interests through the 13th Amendment
  5. Challenge: There had been a perception among sections of Sinhalese that federalism meant separation
Sri Lanka’s Constitution – Strides in the Right Direction
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