Sri Lanka

LGBTI Rights in Sri Lanka


ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Sri Lanka: Forced Anal Exams in Homosexuality Prosecutions

(Colombo) – Sri Lankan authorities have subjected at least seven people to forced physical examinations since 2017 in an attempt to provide proof of homosexual conduct, Human Rights Watch and EQUAL GROUND…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2020

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s the conclusion from a study…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2020

Sri Lankan poll candidate under fire for homophobic remarks

Rights activists have condemned a former Catholic parliamentarian and candidate for Sri Lanka's Aug. 5 parliamentary election for his comments on the LGBT community. In an online interview on July 27, Kavinda…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2020

Tamil LGBTQ voices face even greater risk in Sri Lanka

As the Sri Lankan state continues to ramp up its militarisation of the North-East, an already marginalised community has now found itself under greater threat. The Tamil LGBTQ community, which has long…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2018

Sri Lanka Should Take Up the Challenge on LGBTI Rights

The Indian Supreme Court decision referenced Pant versus Nepal, a 2007 Nepal Supreme Court decision, several times. That case led to a similar outcome in Nepal – an expression of dignity and equality before…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2018

A Long & Hard Battle of a Sri Lankan Activist for Gay Rights

Waking up on the morning of September 6, I thought I was facing yet another humdrum day in Colombo. Good news is always so few and far between when it comes to…

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