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A Colombo Court today imposed a fine of Rs.1,500 each on two men who pleaded guilty to the charge of engaging in homosexual acts inside a public lavatory at the Fort Railway Station.

The Fort Police arrested the two men, one aged 40 and the other 50, while they were engaging in oral sex.

One of them was identified as a state institution employee.

In the charge sheet filed before Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne, the prosecutors said the suspects had committed a punishable offence which came under section 365 (A) of the Penal Code.

Police charged that the suspects had engaged in activities of gross indecency at a public lavatory.

Defence Counsel Jayantha Pathirana told Court that his clients would plead guilty to the charges. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 25

  • Matalan Saturday, 17 November 2012 07:11 AM

    40 yrs and 50 yrs old! Just shows what things are on the rise.

    Astro Nut Saturday, 22 December 2012 09:38 AM

    Every air port has launges and bars for travellers to relax , Now Fort Railway being the biggest station should give similar facilities for travelers ala Sri Lankan style , Sex Cells.

    Why not we can be the worlds first in some things !

    xlntgson Monday, 19 November 2012 04:42 AM

    How? Like fining ten bucks each? Namesake # Hussain, are you worried about soaring cost of sex!

    dayasiritotta baba Monday, 19 November 2012 04:20 AM

    The railway department and the Cheif security officer and the Station master should be fined.
    Coz they're not good enough to protect personnel privacy inside a public toilet and they're nor maintaining infrastructure of the toilets.

    Saliya Wickremasuriy Sunday, 18 November 2012 02:14 PM

    LOL. Well-said!

    jay Sunday, 18 November 2012 10:08 AM

    if the crime is proved ,these guys must be locked up toilet for the rest of their lives.

    Migara Sunday, 18 November 2012 09:41 AM

    Always have been a problematic section in the penal code. According to this section any form of sex other than reproductive sex even between heterosexuals can be charged under the gross in decency concept. And of course in another sense its a blatant violation of gay rights and a bad precedent. Its time for this section to change !

    Hussain Saturday, 17 November 2012 08:41 PM

    The question is was this act consensual? Then the only crime here is that they did it in a public place. They should be charged for that and not for the act itself.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:43 AM

    Must be brushing teeth.

    Ahmad Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:15 AM

    Forget about homo sex, it is not a crime in this country but inside fort railway station public toilet! Didn't they find a clean place?

    kabi Saturday, 17 November 2012 07:53 AM

    It seems police spend lots of their time in toilets, bathrooms and bedrooms while criminals are roaming in the streets!

    xlntgson Saturday, 17 November 2012 07:19 AM

    Toilet culture?

    Rubert Vanderkoon Saturday, 17 November 2012 07:12 AM

    Out of interest, may be the other one is from the world bank/IMF.

    lamba Friday, 16 November 2012 02:29 PM

    state institution employee, good work

    Mason Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:12 AM

    No privacy even inside a toilet ! A peeping-tom blows the whistle and spoils the fun.

    richardson Saturday, 17 November 2012 05:35 AM

    In Sri Lanka only Politicians are allowed for those activities.

    richardson Saturday, 17 November 2012 05:31 AM

    No sex please We are Sri Lankan

    SEX and hotels are reserved for politicians,High officials,
    and some cops.

    Zeki Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:41 AM


    Ravin Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:33 AM

    This happens daily and every time when we go there.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:06 AM

    A logical transformation: one job needs bare hands whilst the other needs an accessory

    enticersl Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:03 AM

    If i were the judge i will punish them not for closing the door properly , and not for the act.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 17 November 2012 03:53 AM

    Shades of George Michael!

    weha Friday, 16 November 2012 03:09 PM

    Clear results of banning porn.

    Ranil Friday, 16 November 2012 02:57 PM

    Only if they were parlimentrians. Poor chaps, should have selected the house by the diyawanna

    meranchi Friday, 16 November 2012 02:37 PM

    prostitution is band and cheap accomodation thats why...i

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