The Supreme Court declares unlawful the 1987 merger of the Northern and Eastern provinces to form a single Tamil dominated North Eastern Province under the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord.
Timeline of events under "Indo-Lanka Accord" issue
The LTTE takes over areas vacated by the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in the North and East. Violence between the Sri Lankan army and the LTTE escalates.
International Committee Red Cross (ICRC) arrives in Sri Lanka. IPKF begins its withdrawal. The Tamil National Army and the Sri Lankan Army move into the areas vacated by the IPKF.
President Premadasa and Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi sign an agreement providing for the withdrawal of the IPKF from the North and East by 31 December and the suspension of offensive military operations against the LTTE from the 29 September onwards.
President Jayewardene authorises the merger of the Northern and Eastern provinces within a single North Eastern Province, through Section 37(1) of the Provincial Councils Act No. 42 of 1987.
The agreement is signed between Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and President J.R. Jayewardene, on the deployment of Indian Peace-Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka.