The draconian laws from the British colonial era (sections 365 of the Sri Lankan Penal Code 1886) criminalising gay sex (“carnal intercourse”) with up to 10 years in prison and a fine are still in place unfortunately.
"We have not sent him to England for the Champions Trophy and he will not be sent there at the cost of SLC board," the source emphasised.
But coming here some 30 years later in late 2014, we wondered if much has changed.
Gays in Sri Lanka are pretty much regarded as criminals, like gays in India or gays in the Maldives.
The North Western Province had the second largest number of searches followed by the Central, North Central and Northern Provinces.
Uva Province had the least number of such searches.