PM Modi had asked Sri Lanka to implement the 13th Amendment for Indo-Sri Lanka Accord 1987

13th Amendment for Indo-Sri Lanka Accord 1987 During the visit to Sri Lanka, the Indian PM urges his counterpart to implement the 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka Constitution strengthening  Indo-Sri Lanka Accord 1987.

What is the 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka Constitution?

The 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka Constitution is signed during the meetup between Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and President J R Jayewardene in 1987 in Colombo, Sri Lanka., where its purpose is to transfer some powers such as agriculture, health etc. to the country’s nine provinces and find a constitutional solution to the civil war , while adopting Tamil and English along with Sinhala. It is further aimed at lifting emergency in the  ‘Eastern and Northern Provinces’ by August 15, 1987, while surrendering of arms by military groups. After the enactment of the sixth amendment of the Sri Lanka Constitution in August 1983 the TULF becomes ineffective and thus the ethnic divisions started flaring into a violent civil war.

Background of the 13th Amendment

During the Sri Lanka President’s visit to India, the Indian PM expressed that Sri Lanka implement the 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka Constitution which flows from the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord 1987. where conflicts were raised by independence from Britain in 1948, where the Sinhala majority government came into force.

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Is the 13th Amendment implemented in Sri Lanka?

Yes it is implemented after  the signing of the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord between Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and President J R Jayewardene, on July 28th 1987

What is the 17 Amendment of Sri Lanka?

17 amendments in Sri Lanka are as follows:-

(1) The appointment, promotion, transfer, disciplinary control and dismissal of public officers shall be vested in the Commission. (2) The Commission shall not derogate from the functions and powers of the Provincial Public Service Commissions established by law