Sri Lanka’s LGBTIQ+ community representatives meet with the Hon. Speaker


A group of Sri Lankan LGBTIQ+ community representatives met with the Hon. Speaker Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, recently (12).

The objective of this meeting was to draw the attention of the Hon. Speaker regarding the Private Member Bill brought in by the Member of Parliament Hon. Premnath C. Dolawatte to amend Sections 365 and 365A of the Penal Code of Sri Lanka.

Moreoevr, the LGBTIQ+ community representatives and the Speaker had a discussion at length regarding the issues faced by the LGBTIQ+ community living in Sri Lanka.

Meet by NextGenSL, an all-party youth organization assisted in organizing this meeting with the Speaker to which the Assistant Secretary General of Parliament Mr.  Hansa Abeyratne was also present.