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Decriminalizing homosexuality in Sri Lanka: Problems

homosexual (hɒmə(ʊ)ˈsɛkʃʊəl,ˌhəʊmə(ʊ)ˈsɛkʃʊəl) So recently the government shut down yet another attempt to decriminalize homosexuality in Sri Lanka. To wit, the bill proposed that people should not be discriminated upon based on their gender, and the old farts panicked.  We got the usual excuse that this is a Buddhist country, and this was culturally inappropriate. This is, unfortunately, rational, if not perfectly logical. Consider the country that we live in: Short… Read More »Decriminalizing homosexuality in Sri Lanka: Problems

How Should We Celebrate Victory Day?

Some time ago, the Colombo Telegraph published an article titled “No Wise Country Celebrates Victory After a Civil War” by the NPC. The NPC here is not the Northern Provincial Council that’s trying to split the country again, but the National Peace Council. Despite the rather stupid stab at describing American celebrations, that article raised a few very important points: In Sri Lanka, the political leadership indulged and continues to… Read More »How Should We Celebrate Victory Day?

Meet The Lawyers Who Won The Fight For Kuliyapitiya – and all children with HIV/Aids

Some days ago, a boy was denied access to an education on the suspicion that he had HIV/Aids.  It seemed the entire Sri Lankan rose up in protest over his plight – and over the retarded comments of the Education Minister, who tried to make a case for separating the child from his mother. And what did we do? Nothing, of course. Three people, however, carried on the fight. Kamani… Read More »Meet The Lawyers Who Won The Fight For Kuliyapitiya – and all children with HIV/Aids