Minister Rajitha says there was no Cabinet paper aimed at legalising homosexuality

Friday, 27 January 2017

Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said no Cabinet paper had been presented to legalise homosexuality   but was one aimed at ensuring equal rights for all Sri Lankan.“The Cabinet paper was meant to ensure that people of different sexual orientation can enjoy same rights as others.  There was a list of items under sexual orientation and one was a reference to same sex relationships but there was no move to recognize homosexual relationships,” he said.

The Minister said in in response to a query from MP Piyal Nishantha.