Explain the measures taken by Sri Lanka according to an Act passed in 1956.

Answer:

The measures taken by Sri Lanka according to an Act passed in 1956 are listed below:

  • The State shall foster and protect Buddhism.
  • For jobs in Government and University positions, the policies framed were in favour of Sinhala applicants.
  • Tamil language was completely disregarded and Sinhala was recognised as the only official language.

The above measures taken by Sri Lanka through an Act passed in 1956, discriminated the Tamils from having equal job opportunities, their political and other rights were ignored. These laws were not sensitive to the culture and language of Tamil people living in Sri Lanka.

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