MAJORITARIANISM = A belief that the majority community should be able to rule a country in whichever way it wants , by disregarding the wishes and needs of the minority.
HOW WAS IT PRACTICED :
(1) In 1956, an act was passed to recognise sinhala as the only official language , thus disregarding tamil.
(2) the governments followed preferential policies that favoured sinhala applicants for university positions and goverment jobs.
(3) a new constitution stipulated that the state shall protect and foster buddhism