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Colombo, Feb. 15 (Daily Mirror)- The LGBTIQ+ community representatives breifed Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana on the issues faced by the LGBTIQ+ community in Sri Lanka.

A group of Sri Lankan LGBTIQ+ community representatives met with Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana recently in Parliament, the Communications Department of Parliament said.

They had drawn the attention of the Speaker regarding the Private Member's Bill brought in by MP Premnath C. Dolawatte to amend Sections 365 and 365A of the Penal Code of Sri Lanka.

A private member's Bill to amend the penal code in favour of the LGBT Q plus people was presented to Parliament by MP Premanath Dolawatta in April last year, which seeks to amend the penal code in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and others.


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  • Kabir Hashim Friday, 16 February 2024 12:25 AM

    Better to meet Sagala.

    Sivalingam Friday, 16 February 2024 12:25 AM

    Harak Katha Nayaka.

    Fahim Mufakkir [Fahim reasons] Friday, 16 February 2024 05:07 AM

    You can't have freedom while denying it to others. Humanity matters above everything else.

    Here we woke Friday, 16 February 2024 06:10 AM

    Everyone should be identified as Sri Lankans! the law and rights should be same for every citizen no special treatment for alphabet people, and no pushing or shoving someone's flawed individuality whether its cast, creed, religion, culture, illness or mental issues on others or their kids!

    A Friday, 16 February 2024 06:58 AM

    What a nonsense. Why do they seek recognition? No one is inferior or different. No need to highlight that you are different.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 16 February 2024 01:30 PM

    But we are those who treat them different. Even the laws have not changed while countries like India have amended and moving forward, we remain the same.

    Jude Friday, 16 February 2024 07:40 AM

    You should meet The big Kahuna' Coz he belongs to the LGBTIQ Community!! Yeah.

    Mujibur Hanuman Friday, 16 February 2024 07:49 AM

    Why can't they do whatever they want in the privacy of a room, rather than make a public show.

    RW Team Friday, 16 February 2024 08:55 AM

    Ranil's team !

    Wasting time for sex is wasting your life, like an animal Friday, 16 February 2024 09:05 AM

    Sex? They are worried about sex when people have many issues in living...

    Sokrates Friday, 16 February 2024 09:29 AM

    Ranil in particular knows the problems from his own experience, at least in relation to one sexual preference, and should finally fully recognize the rights of this community through appropriate laws or by abolish the counteracting laws.

    Mila Friday, 16 February 2024 09:59 AM

    Lgbt is a mental illness and we should not give them any rights. Almost all thrse lgbt people have been sexual abused when they were younger age and thsi is where this confusion start. No...they are not born gay or born in the wrong body. People should give them mental help.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 16 February 2024 01:32 PM

    What a loser, we have 69% duds like you which is a huge quantity for a population. No wonder we are bankrupt and going to be again as long as fellows with such low levels of ignorance are here.

    Gona Friday, 16 February 2024 10:57 AM

    Butter cake eating Butterflies including that thattaya speaking

    Anil Koswatte Friday, 16 February 2024 01:09 PM

    That Thattaya is GR's former Spokes Person Milinda Rajapaksha !

    Nikki J Friday, 16 February 2024 01:07 PM

    Gota's official spokes person during 2016-2019 Milinda Rajapaksha in the forefront ! It seems Rajapaksha's have a lot up in their sleeve Ravana Balaya , Bodu-balaya, Dan -priyasad , Anonymous , Subashkaran Allirajha to LGBT ...!

    N.M. Perera Friday, 16 February 2024 04:05 PM

    What nonsense is this ??

    They will never be Demapians Friday, 16 February 2024 11:56 PM

    If these weirdos have selected a lifestyle which suits them well, then be it, but try not to adopt innocent children from foster homes. Children are born to normal couples and they don't deserve to live with Mamapians or Papapians.

    Sajan Saturday, 17 February 2024 01:31 AM

    None of us are equal until all of us are equal!!! Equality for all!


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