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Under British rule, the northern Tamils had gained influence through their disproportionate access to education. Thus, in the early years of post-independent Sri Lanka, the Tamils managed to influence the creation of a new constitution on 31 August 1978. This Constitution, still in force today, was created to grant more local autonomy and equalize the Tamil and Sinhala ethnic groups. Over the past 40 years, the Constitution has been amended several times. The 17 th amendment, passed in 2001, was meant to ensure more transparency with the creation of a constitutional council with representation from the executive and legislative branches, the government, the political parties, and the public. This came in the wake of a failed attempt to write a new constitution that died in 2000. This constitution was designed to create a federal system which would grant Tamil demands for a separate state. It was hoped that this constitution would see the end of the intense and bloody civil war between the Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority, represented by the guerrilla group called the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), but it died before a vote due to political infighting. On 19 May 2009, President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared that that the Sinhalese government had defeated the LTTE. In the wake of his rise in popularity, the President introduced an 18 th amendment designed to expand the already extensive executive powers by overruling the 17 th amendment. This proposal was adopted by the Parliament in September 2010 over great popular opposition, giving the President the power over appointments and eliminating his term limits.

The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century BC, probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-3rd century BC, and a great civilization developed at such cities as Anuradhapura (kingdom from c. 200 BC to c. 1000 AD) and Polonnaruwa (c. 1070 to 1200). Other notable but relatively more recent kingdoms are Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, Gampola, Kandy and Jaffna Kingdoms.


Sri lanka dating etiquette

Sri lanka dating etiquette