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Former Commonwealth Head of Human Rights condemns Sri Lanka over gay harassment

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  1. A damning indictment of the present thuggish regime in Sri Lanka – deplorable, as the country is developing well in some other respects.

    1. May be author docent know that the law she is talking about was introduced to Sri Lanka by colonial British rulers. The good news is for the last 200 years no body was prosecuted using this law.
      Before Europeans colonise the island homosexuality was never a crime as it was a Buddhist country and it is openly existed ( documented in Robert Knox’s 1681 book about Sri Lanka) but Europeans came with old Victorian and Cristian values and laws.
      It is sad current politicians do not like to touch this subject because they do not like to loose Cristian and Muslim votes.

      1. Who doesn’t know that many, if not most, of the laws in former colonies were introduced by European powers?

        The issue is not who introduced the laws but why, after 65 years of independence, these laws are still on the books.

      2. You might also want to re-read your Knox. He wrote, ” Not that [the king] is guilty of Sodomy nor did I ever hear the Sin so much as mentioned among them”, which hardly counts as documentation, wouldn’t you say?

  2. We have our own culture and values. We will not betray our values because the false propaganda of rights. Westerners are shameless and no values for anything. They will next loud for right of incest. So. you clowns , please do not preach what is good for us. You may practice them as you wishes.

  3. We have our own culture and values. We will not betray our values because the false propaganda of rights. Westerners are shameless and no values for anything. They will next loud for right of incest. So. you clowns , please do not preach what is good for us. You may practice them as you wishes.

    1. Why do you maintain laws introduced to you by “Westerners” then?

      (And why do you choose not one but two “Western” names to comment? Are you a troll or just a fool?)

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