Power Sharing – Notes
Belgium and Sri Lanka
To deal with conflicts arising out of language diversity, Sri Lanka applied Majoritarianism and Belgium used Accommodation approach.
The Sri Lanka Tamils began an upheaval with the objectives of acknowledging Tamil as an official language and to bring a about social and political equality and regional sovereignty.
Belgium took up the approach of accommodation as a positive step to resolve their cultural differences.
Belgium ensured stability through its policy of Accommodation; whereas in sri Lanka, majoritarianism continues to be a threat to the unity and growth of the country.