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Sri Lanka: 134 years of criminalization of LGBTQ community is enough

Image: Rosanna Flamer-Caldera.(frontpage.lk) by Rosanna Flamer-Caldera. Ceylon’s colonization by the British rule had a sizeable impact on what we now deem as cultural and social norms...

Sri Lanka: Protection of minority rights must include sexual minorities

Recent decision of the government not to proceed with legal reform that decriminalizes homosexuality as both disappointing and a setback to a culture of...

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights in Sri Lanka – Damith Chandimal

( Image from drama on sexual rights by Grass Rooted Trust, April 2016; ©s.deshapriya) Rights of people with different sexual orientations and gender identities became...
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