South Asia

Colombo’s ‘no’ to gay marriages

The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said there was no move to legalise gay marriages in the country.

According to an official, the comment was made by Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at a meeting that President Mahinda Rajapaksa held with editors of local media.

Speaking to The Hindu Presidential spokesperson Mohan Samaranayake said the participating editors were discussing the reported increase in unregistered marriages – particularly in rural Sri Lanka – when one of them brought up the issue of legalising gay marriages. “In response to that, the Minister said there was no move to legalise it now,” he said.

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