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In Sri Lanka, the democratically elected government adopted a series of ________________________.


A
Reforms to establish Tamils power and to protect Buddhism.
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B
Majoritarian measures to establish Sinhala supremacy.
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C
Repressive measures to establish the supremacy of Indian Tamils
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D
Preferential policies to establish a strong democracy.
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Solution

The correct option is B Majoritarian measures to establish Sinhala supremacy.
In Sri Lanka the majoritarian measures were taken by the successive governments to establish Sinhala Supremacy. In 1956, an Act was passed to make Sinhala as the only official language. University candidature and government jobs were preferred for Sinhala speaking people. The constitution was framed to protect and spread Buddhism.

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