Compare the Ways in which the Belgium and the Sri Lankans have dealt with cultural diversity
Ans. In Belgium, the minority French-speakingcommunity was more rich and powerful than Dutch-speaking community. The Belgian leaders realised this problem and took some significant measures to solve this as follows
(i) Number of Dutch and French-speaking ministers shall be equal in the Central Government.
(ii) Many powers of the Central Government are given to State Governments.
(iii) Brussels has a separate government in which both the communities have equal representation.
(iv) Community Government is elected by people belonging to one language community which deals with cultural, educational and language related issues. .
In Sri Lanka, major social groups are the Sinhala speakers (74 per cent) and the Tamil speakers (18 per cent). In Sri Lanka, the democratically elected government adopted a series of Majoritarian measures to establish Sinhala supremacy. ’