Gay Guide Sri Lanka

According to paragraph 365a, homosexuality is prohibited in Sri Lanka. The UN therefore demanded a clarifying statement from Sri Lanka as to whether homosexuality is legal in Sri Lanka. The official answer was given in 2014 and stated that discrimination based on sexual orientation was not constitutional and that the sodomy law did not apply to homosexuals but to all groups of the population. It should be noted that no one has been prosecuted for gay sex for 20 years. In 2017, the law was declared unenforceable by the Supreme Court, but due to the limited power of the Supreme Court in Sri Lanka, it is controversial whether homosexual acts are now decriminalised or not. In 2011 the Colombo Pride "Equal Ground" took place for the seventh time. The fact that those celebrating were homosexual as well as heterosexual can be considered a particularly great success. Before, during and after the 2009 armed conflict between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, extrajudicial executions, abductions and torture were a daily occurrance. The situation, though, is still alarming, according to Amnesty International.

Cities in Sri Lanka

ColomboGalleHikkaduwaNegombo

Location: South Asia
Initials: LKA
International country code: 94 (omit 0 from area code)
International access code: 00
Language: Sinhalese,Tamil, English
Currency: 1 Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR) = 100 Cents
Population: 20,328,000
Capital: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura (government)
Religions: 70% Buddhist, 15% Hindu, 8% Christian, 7% Muslim
Climate: Constant warm climate with most rain in May and Oct.

Top Hotels

Falkensteiner Hotel Belgrade

City hotel with modern design, comfortable rooms & excellent service.

The 4 Star Superior Falkensteiner Hotel Belgrade designed by the star architect Boris Podrecca stands out for its futuristic facade, its welcoming atmosphere and its first class hotel facilities... more

Althea Hotel & Mansion

Althea is a traditional stone and slate Mansion in beautiful Portaria, Pelion. Overlooking the picturesque town of Volos and the sea, this traditional mansion has been converted into a hotel that is a 2-minute walk from the centre of the village... more

Moselhotel Weinhaus Simon

The Moselhotel Weinhaus Simon is located in a quiet location in Wintrich on the Moselle. From there you have the best connections to the bike paths and many hiking trails through the vineyards... more