In 1956, an Act was passed to recognise Sinhala as the only official language,


In 1956, an Act was passed to recognise Sinhala as the only official language, thus disregarding
Tamil. The governments followed preferential policies that favoured Sinhala applicants for
university positions and government jobs. A new constitution stipulated that the state shall protect
and foster Buddhism.
i. The given source is associated with which country? .
a. India b. Belgium c. China d. Sri Lanka
ii. Who are disregarded by this Act?
a. Buddhists b. Sinhalese c. Tamils d. None of the above
iii. Which policy was followed by the Act of 1956?
a. equality b. majoritarianism c. secularism d. None of the above
iv. Which religion was protected and fostered by the new Constitution?
a. Buddhism b. Muslim c. Hindu d. Christian


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