Points about Belgium
The French community was relatively rich and powerful, The Dutch speaking community didnt like this as they got economic development and education much later on, This led to tensions between these communities in 1950-1960
About Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an Island nation just a few kilometers of the tamil coast.
It has about 2 crore people residing in it.
The ethnic groups are as follows
Sri Lanka Emerged as an Independent nation in 1948
The leaders of the Sinhalese community wanted to assert dominance over government by virtue of their majority
The Elected leaders Took majoritarianism to establish Sinhala Supremacy
In 1956 an act was passed to recognize Sinhalese as the official language, disregarding Tamil.
The government also preferred Sinhalese applicants for job positions at universities and government jobs. A new constitution stated that the state was protect and foster Buddhism
The Tamils felt alienated
Here are some ways belgium handled the ethnic diversity better than sri lanka
Power sharing is desirable for the following reasons
Power sharing helps to reduce conflict between social groups it also helps to keep corruption at bay.
Power sharing is a good way to ensure stability of political order
Forms of power sharing