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Despite the politics, I must clearly state that the majority religion in Sri Lanka (Buddhism) holds no negative attitudes towards homosexuality, despite some of our political leaders trying to use our religions as a means to justify a homophobic culture.Transportation: First, there is no need to stress about getting taxis around the capital.

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They recently announced they would do everything to prevent LGBT rights from being introduced in Sri Lanka.

Tourism and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said that both he and Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, would ensure such rights would not be introduced in the new constitution.

He decided to marry and live a “good” heterosexual life to please his parents and cut off all contact with his gay friends, including me.

I am from a Sinhalese lower middle class family in Colombo and Arjy is from an upper middle class Tamil family, also in Colombo.

It was far more severe in war-affected areas like Tamil in the growth of internet usage in Sri Lanka has allowed the LGBT community to connect easier with each other via sites like Lanka Love and Gay Romeo and more recently, Grindr.

Unfortunately, many men hide their identity on these sites. If I tried to help the transgender, they would have definitely beaten me up too.

We met a Sinhalese author in Colombo, Kaluu, who has published various books and poetry, some with a LGBT theme.

He has asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal from family and his work, so we will refer to him just as – “Kaluu” (it means black in Sinhalese, his nickname because he has darker skin than your average Sri Lankan).

If a suspicious bag was found without an owner, people panicked and ran away.

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