Mapping and some aspect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) in Sri Lanka

  • Manoj Jinadasa , Roshan Priyankara Perera , D.M.R.Dissanayake, Dammika Kuruwita


Objective of this paper is to present the results of a pioneering mapping survey on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in Sri Lanka. Conducting research on LGBT has been limited by social and cultural restrictions.  In the recent parliamentary discussion in early January 2017 on the amendment to the existing article 365A, there was a deep disagreement on the acceptance of the same-sex relations/homosexuality. However, this contradictory debate has made the payment for making a platform on development of human right action plan with an addendum. At present, there is a growing coming out of LGBT citizen via hotspots gathering, social media and social meeting. This pilot study concludes the need for more social and legal avenues on the establishment of the freedom of LGBT people delimiting to postcolonial social and administrative system