Tibetan Parliament Amends Kalon Tripa to Sikyong

September 20, 2012 4:36 pm

DHARAMSHALA: The 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile today amended the title of Kalon Tripa to Sikyong (Tibetan Political Leader) in Article 19 of the Charter of the Tibetans in exile and relevant Articles.

The landmark charter amendment motion, tabled in the floor of the House by Kalon Ngodup Dongchung, was unanimously approved after deliberations by members of the Parliament.

Following the devolution of his political authority to the democratically-elected Tibetan leadership, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said on 8 August 2011 that he was handing over the political leadership that he inherited from Tagdra Rinpoche to Dr Lobsang Sangay, the first democratically-elected Sikyong or Tibetan political leader.