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Gay population in SL now tops 7500

3 January 2018 07:26 am - 21     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In a report by the National Venereal Diseases and Prevention of AIDS project it is stated that there are 7500 persons identified as gays in Sri Lanka.

Blood samples of about 1.2 million suspected persons had been examined and 280 persons among them had been identified as victims of AIDS, stated the Director of National Venereal Diseases and Prevention of AIDS Dr Sisira Liyanage. Among this group there had been Women, Men and Children as victims and a majority had been Gay persons, Dr Liyanage states further.

He also said in engaging sex without using condoms had been the main cause of the spread of Venereal Diseases, and they had also detected patients suffering from Syphilis and Gonorrhoea during their examinations.

The report also indicated that a large number of patients suffering from AIDS and Venereal Diseases were found in Colombo, Gampaha, Galle, Kalutara and Kurunegala Districts. (Reka Tharangani Fonseka)

  Comments - 21

  • sam Wednesday, 03 January 2018 07:58 AM

    Probably 50℅ from our Parliament...

    cheers Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:08 AM

    Thanks to Mangala Samaraweera and he will let this grow further

    Kirk Banda Wednesday, 03 January 2018 01:01 PM

    In fairness to Mangala he is honest about it. What of the numerous married pretender s? Who ruin many a life.

    Ehem Wednesday, 03 January 2018 03:57 PM

    Managla is not a god that controls a persons Sexual orientation which comes from their birth. Mangala only believes in equality and to allow Homosexuals to be accepted.

    Saman Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:10 AM

    Govt. sponsored population ?

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:10 AM

    Some of our leaders are also gay. Dont know whether they also infected with AIDS .

    lanka Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:12 AM

    So what. Why are these people speaking of being Gay as a 'disease'. Are they still in the 19th century ?

    Arosha Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:23 AM

    Since none of these STDs are limited to Gay people. I don't see the relevance of National Venereal Diseases and Prevention of AIDS project trying to count the number of gay people in the country. Also 7500 seems a statistically low figure.

    Chari Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:59 AM

    What a mess and sad state. Need proper spiritual counselling to take them out of self destruction.

    Adamsapple Wednesday, 03 January 2018 04:28 PM

    What a messed up sad state you must be in to judge others like this.. Gay , Lesbian or Trans are same as straight status..

    Human Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:15 AM

    The bitter truth is, unlimited freedom lead to human regression. There is no one called gay. It always your mind that create who you are. In conclusion it's a psychological game. There should be a frame work for human otherwise its difficult to understand the differentiate between human and animals.

    Ehem Wednesday, 03 January 2018 03:55 PM

    I am a Psychiatrist and several idiots like you have come to me to cure Homsexuals. Homosexuality is genetic and is present in most animalsspecially Hominids such as Humans and Bonobos.

    Jemmy Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:23 AM

    The data is totally wrong. 7500 impossible. It could be more than 20,000 I suppose.

    Scooby Doo Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:34 AM

    Very sad. Parents should be given proper guidance on how to grow children, If a child's life is broken into pieces the result will be LGBT and our crazy society will laugh at them.

    vipula Wednesday, 03 January 2018 03:06 PM

    How civilized yahapalanaya is?

    Nuwan Wednesday, 03 January 2018 04:18 PM

    The real minority in SL are not the Tamils, but LGBTI. Current social stigma and laws make them live double lives causing irreversible damage to society, such as this incident. Laws made in 18th century must be amended.

    Adeline Thursday, 04 January 2018 10:34 AM

    I’m sorry but is it possible to sue you for this article? There are hundreds of people who aren’t gay and have aids! What kind of utter crap is this? This is not only hateful it’s also hate invoking, and the only reason some members of the community have aids is because this country refuses to accept that it has a gay community and because it refuses to provide the community with proper sex education and actually the country in general has no sex education. It’s terrible that a primarily Buddhist country, a philosophy that teaches tolerance and kindness, is guilty of segregating and hating on a very really community! Your hate speech will not change people’s sexual orientation, neither will it magically make the community dissapear. Learn acceptance, learn to love one and other, if you aren’t gay that’s fine, but if you know someone who is let them be, their orientation doesn’t affect you in anyway.

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 04 January 2018 10:40 AM

    We have them in top places too, please don't frown, if the cap suits let them wear it!

    Hans Billimoria Thursday, 04 January 2018 05:26 PM

    This is extremely poor journalism. The 7500 number is not indicative of anything more than reach in terms of government programming to provide health related services through the Global Fund programme. Furthermore, living with HIV in 2018 is a reality. The language of AIDS is at and end. Time to update your facts -

    Yahiya Friday, 05 January 2018 11:22 AM

    Sad comments here.

    Mohan Friday, 05 January 2018 06:34 PM

    What is this article about. In short utter nonsense.

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