Samanth Subramanian, the India correspondent for The National, and in a opinion piece to New York Times .He points out that the 13 th amendment is still a wise middle path for Sri lanka.
Rajive Gandhi struck after signing peace accord
The coda to this story lies perhaps in an acknowledgement of India’s sole singular act of diplomacy through this entire grisly process: the pressure to include, in Sri Lanka’s Constitution in 1987, a 13th amendment, which called for the devolution of some administrative powers to provinces and for recognizing Tamil as an official language. The spirit of that amendment is now in some danger of being crushed by the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa, but its essence of limited federalism still represents a wise middle path for Sri Lanka.
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