15 December, 2017

Blog

Homophobic Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Should Resign: Right Activists

Right activists slammed Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe‘s outrageous comment on homosexuality and urged him to step down.

On Friday Wijeyadasa described homosexuality as a mental illness.

Wijeyadasa

Wijeyadasa

Speaking at the opening ceremony of new district court complex in Tissamaharama, Wijeyadasa said: “They impose conditions on us when granting the GSP+ concession. When we were exporting fish to the EU they imposed the conditions and we complied with them. Now, to grant the GSP+ they ask more. They have several conditions which we agreed and some which we have not agreed. We were also asked to legalise homosexuality in the country. The European asked us to include it in the closes of the fundamental rights of the constitution. We clearly told them although they have a culture of indecency Sri Lankans are not people of such mental illnesses.”

“This comment is proof that we have a justice minister who is so small-minded that he withholds justice to his own fellow citizens on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. I strongly think homophobic Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe should resign.” trans rights activist, blogger and international politics academic Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana told Colombo Telegraph.

Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana said:”‘Justice’ is an extremely crucial ministerial portfolio, and a mammoth responsibility falls on the shoulders of the Minister of Justice, to stand for the fundamental rights of ALL citizens. Here, we see an extremely pathetic case, where the minister of justice, himself a President’s Counsel and a PhD holder, being extremely discriminatory towards Sri Lankan citizens on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation! This is absolutely abominable, and should be summarily condemned. Sometime back, some news sites (such as a London-based one) used to praise this minister, highlighting how he had conversations with the British queen during a visit to London. In this terribly shameless comment we can clearly see that Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s allegiance is with the British Crown – as he seems to care more for Victorian values and laws the British forcibly imposed upon us, than the inalienable fundamental rights of our own fellow Sri Lankan citizens.”

“At yet another level, the way in which this guy talks about the European Union should be publicised internationally and summarily condemned. Despite considerable progress, there’s still a long way to go in terms of LGBTIQ rights in the EU. Some elements of EU foreign policy often encourage coercive pinkwashing tactics. Despite all that, after a time when relations between Colombo and the EU institutions were strained, the present government in Colombo, especially given its international contacts, has a key role to play in reviving Sri Lanka’s relationship with the European institutions, and working on a win-win, cooperative and constructive relationship. Making utterly ridiculous and staggeringly ignorant soundbite-oriented comments of this nature, even in the far end of provincial Sri Lanka, is simply not on, and undermines foreign policy. Most importantly, this comment is proof that we have a justice minister who is so small-minded that he withholds justice to his own fellow citizens on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. I strongly think homophobic Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe should resign.” Weerawardhana noted.

“How can a politician with no expertise in Mental Health declare that Homosexuality is a mental disorder?” another right activist Dinesh Perera questioned.

Commenting on Facebook Dinesh Perera said: “He may not have done his research but here, I did some for him. If there is a criminal in all of this, it is the politician and not the person who simply seeks to love the person he/she is naturally attracted to. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association members voted to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. APA further describes this as : “Lesbian, gay and bisexual orientations are not disorders. Research has found no inherent association between any of these sexual orientations and psychopathology. Both heterosexual behavior and homosexual behavior are normal aspects of human sexuality. Both have been documented in many different cultures and historical eras. Despite the persistence of stereotypes that portray lesbian, gay and bisexual people as disturbed, several decades of research and clinical experience have led all mainstream medical and mental health organizations in the USA to conclude that these orientations represent normal forms of human experience. Lesbian, gay and bisexual relationships are normal forms of human bonding.”

“The World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from its International Classification of Diseases with the publication of ICD-10 in 1992. In a review of published studies comparing homosexual and heterosexual samples on psychological tests, Gonsiorek (1982) found that, although some differences have been observed in test results between homosexuals and heterosexuals, both groups consistently score within the normal range. Gonsiorek concluded that “Homosexuality in and of itself is unrelated to psychological disturbance or maladjustment. Homosexuals as a group are not more psychologically disturbed on account of their homosexuality” (Gonsiorek, 1982, p. 74; see also reviews by Gonsiorek, 1991; Hart, Roback, Tittler, Weitz, Walston & McKee, 1978; Riess, 1980).” Perera said.

Meanwhile a group of Rights activists have launched an online petition urging the government to Repeal Colonial Era Laws that Entrench Discrimination and Perpetuate Violence.

The petition said: As the Yahapalanaya Government that committed to protect and promote the human rights, it is imperative that it takes all measures to prevent discrimination, harassment, violence and other violations against all of its citizens, including those who identify as as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ). Recent media reports indicate that key measures to reform and remove laws impacting LGBTIQ persons, particularly Section 365 and 365A of the Penal Code which criminalises same sex activity and continues to be used to harass and persecute LBTIQ persons, were taken out of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) 2017‐2021. We the undersigned strongly condemn and wish to express our outrage and concern that this Government is seeking to perpetuate violence and discrimination against individuals who identify as LGBTIQ, instead of taking legislative and policy actions to address systemic violence and discrimination dating from the colonial era.

The Yahapalanaya Government announced that it would commit to universal human rights standards and comply with its international human rights obligations in addition to enforcing and reforming national frameworks, including as per the current Constitution of Sri Lanka which guarantees the fundamental rights of all its citizens. The NHRAP is one mechanism through which the Government identifies legislative reforms and policy actions necessary to fulfill its constitutional obligations to “respect, secure and advance” human rights enshrined under Article 4(d) of the Constitution.

While there was some civil society participation in the drafting of the NHRAP, the process was undertaken in a rushed manner, leaving little space for public participation. Unofficial accounts attest that the final draft presented to the cabinet was over 300 plus pages and included substantive measures to address critical failings and gaps with regards to human rights, including provisions for the repeal of Section 365 and 365A of the Penal Code. Several media reports quoted Cabinet Spokesperson and Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne indicating that the Cabinet of Ministers had amended the NHRAP draft rejecting proposed measures to protect people from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, and to repeal Sections 365 and 365A. Some media claimed that it was done citing the need to protect national culture. It was also reported that other provisions in the draft NHRAP pertaining to vagrancy, marital rape among others had been dropped.

We express deep concern that the Government has chosen to continue archaic and discriminatory legal provisions and practices that perpetuate harassment, abuse, injustice and discrimination against its own citizens instead of over‐turning colonial era laws based on Victorian values that are alien to this country. These laws pertaining to criminialisation of same sex activity were imposed on Sri Lanka during British rule and similar provisions in British law have since been repealed in other countries. Furthermore there is no evidence to indicate that homosexual conduct was criminalised prior to colonial rule in Sri Lanka. It is therefore shameful and untenable that the current government continues to mislead the public by citing colonial values as representative of Sri Lankan culture in order to validate violence, abuse, ill‐treatment and discrimination.

In the context in Sri Lanka the ‘silencing’ of LGBTIQ communities extends to the law wherein which a vulnerable community is deemed not‐existent and the protections and rights afforded to other segments of society have been continually denied. While the LGBTIQ community is defined by their citizenship and not by this one legal provision it does impact the day‐to‐day lives of LGBTIQ people all over the country across class, race and economics. Even while the State has argued that it has not prosecuted anyone under the provision of 365 and 365A, these laws in effect criminalise sexual acts between consenting adults and has specific and multiple impacts on the LGBTIQ community.

The LGBTIQ community have, for many years faced and reported incidents of rape, physical, verbal and emotional abuse and discrimination at the hands of private actors and state officials. The law has provided a framework for stigmatisation and discrimination against LGBTIQ individuals and perpetuates a culture of impunity wherein citizens of this country are unable to access the full protection of the law or speak out against the violence. This has led to depression, anxiety, stress, isolation, denial and even suicide, preventing people from enjoying to the full their rights to bodily integrity, sexual autonomy, equality and non discrimination as citizens of Sri Lanka. There have been negligible remedies for these injustices from law enforcement or other sources of redress due to the criminalisation of relationships between consenting adults. These discriminatory laws also serve to prevent reporting of these crimes, and thereby further perpetuate the practice of abuse.

Furthermore, Sections 365 and 365A violate a number of constitutionally guaranteed human rights: by legally entrenching arbitrary notions of “natural” and “unnatural” sexual intercourse, and criminalising private sexual acts as “grossly indecent”, the provisions violate the Freedom of Thought and Conscience guaranteed under Article 10 of the Constitution, and Freedom of Expression, guaranteed Article 14(1)(a). By prohibiting sexual acts committed by consenting adults acting in private, the State interferes with private relationships that no one has the right to interfere with, violating their Freedom of Association under Article 14(1)(c). By making large groups of people vulnerable to police abuse, employment discrimination, refusal of healthcare, etc., the provisions violate guarantees of equal protection and non‐discrimination under Article 12 of the Constitution.

In the context of post‐war recovery and conflict transformation the Government established two consultation processes ‐ the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reform and the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms to ascertain the public’s views on required legal and policy changes. Both reports specifically reference submissions received on sexual orientation and gender identities, which speak to issues of discrimination and harassment and propose constitutional, legal and institutional safeguards and measures. Both these processes were nationally owned, and sought the opinions of Sri Lankans with regard to the changes they would like to see to overcome challenges they face on a day‐to‐day basis.

As such, we as individuals self‐identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ), as family members and friends of LGBTIQ people, and as individuals/communities coming forward in support of a community of Sri Lankans, call upon the Government of Sri Lanka, His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena, His Excellency the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to meet national and international obligations towards the citizens of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka by:

  • Ensuring that efforts are made to address discrimination and violence against LGBTIQ persons through the National Human Rights Action Plan 2017 – 2021, and related review processes.
  • Repealing Section 365A of the Penal Code
  • Repealing the Vagrant’s Ordinance
  • Eliminating discrimination against people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identities though constitutional reform

Click here to sign the petition.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 7
    8

    Lol.. so in short mental illness plagues Ranulph and most of his “gay” cabinet. . Yep.. that explains a lot of stupid decisions they make..!

    • 20
      2

      I really dont like this man to be our minister of justice for the current regime.
      His silence and biased actions smear everything.
      His not taking actions as a real minister is reaching all the appalling levels today.
      At least he should leave the office letting a young blood the place. I wish that Sujeeva Senasinghe to take over the position.
      He even earned more votes in the last election than this biased goda perakadoruwa.
      Godaperaka doruwa has been caricatured by EVIL Rajapakshes.

      • 9
        4

        According to Mahawamsa, Sinhala race was born out of bestiality. So how can you find fault with another not-normal sex.

        • 3
          2

          Then you must worship Sinhala people. Remember the origin stories of majority of Hindu gods? :)

          • 1
            2

            Stupid Sachooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo:)

            When will you grow up man ? Change your fodder brand if not today tomorrow. Maximoron and all have done it sofar as I got to know from CT readership.

          • 0
            0

            Honest and fair minded Sinhalese are worth worshiping and not racist scoundrels like you.

        • 2
          3

          Dr GS
          There is far worse in Hindu mythology about the conduct and even origin of some gods.

          • 0
            0

            You correctly said it is Hindu mythology, which other than a few fanatic Hindus, do not believe. However except a few, the rest of Sinhalese say that what is written in Mahawamsa is true recording. That is the difference.

        • 1
          1

          Well said. So buggery is O.K. but not Sodomy. Ha ha Ha. What a bunch of jokers we are. What on earth is the value of keeping this ignorant moron in the justice portfolio I really do not understand.

    • 7
      1

      As one lived on the west for the 3 decades, I dont disagree with equal treatements to LGBT, since it is now being accepted by developed western countries. That has not been a sickness, even Penguine and premates have been tested for the kind of sexual tendencies. Human beings are evolved from the premates – has been the view of the bio rsearchers across the glob even if the creation of the man by a divine theories too are part of the heads of the researchers. However, not being able to prove 100%, one cant attacked anyof the theories by today.
      If youth found with LGBT should be given the same chance as heteros. At the time, their genetic composition is made, they each were not aware- of it… and there you cant make them responsible for all what theyy inherited. There are genes that could show the tenedencies to make some LGBT – .. all these are studied by the resarechers and the profesisonals in those areas, but the men filled with all filthy mind sets may further be affected by their conventional thinking than not allowing any kind of the LGBT theories.
      Given that if a child is born with trangender nature, what woudl you do ? Do you isolate your own child not recognizing his or her reality ?
      This is the point that we all should let go through our head.
      I think it can take fewmore decades AVERAGE lankens will ever get it.
      And there should be rigorous law enforcement too to control the crimes in rising in termss of LGBT realted issues, that is how the western world react on the topic.
      It is also no right to put the blame on gays – calling that they are the ones who let Aids to spread -now new research papers have revealed – hetero, homo or others are all contributing eequally- when a folk is fallen with high rates of Aid infections. Uganda and South africa and other countries where higher AIdS rates have been reported are mixed up with various other factors – that the folks have been affected by their own traditions.

    • 10
      2

      THe main reason this man a lawyer has become untouchable wealthy – during the high days of Meeharaka Rajaakshe Regime- seem not allow him changing his established thoughts be it proxy LGBT or catching Rajakashe sharks for their high profile FRAUDs; his has been like a wound that will not easily be healed if justice would have been served as it is expected by the masses. This man is no fit to JUSTICE minister – like a square peg in a round hole.
      His behavoiurs can do more harm to UNP and their pure thoughts than anything else. SF and young ministers in UNP are very down when they are compelled to see the way how Minister of Justice is today a biased person.
      In Managalaamaya being flanked tothose two idiotic monks – that did more harm to the nation than to anyone else – were praised by this doggy minister. And today, as an old man born a century ago, stands against LGBT – how can we harm our own kids if they would be inherited with LGBT ?

    • 11
      0

      Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana,

      RE:Homophobic Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Should Resign: Right Activists

      “On Friday Wijeyadasa described homosexuality as a mental illness.”

      Does, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa believe that the Sun goes around a stationary Earth? After all 25% of Americans(most of them voted for Trump), 34% of Europeans, and perhaps 50% of Sri Lankans believe that the Sun goes around he Earth.

      Then, about 44% of Americans and yet unknown percentages from other nations believe that the Theory of Evolution, that states that man evolved from Primates is not correct.

      1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

      http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says

      Does, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa, has a tail?

      However, the reason why Justice Minister Wijeyadasa should resign is because he is the DEAL-DASA, who is protection the Crooks and Killers, Mhinda and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and their cronies, with full concurrence with Sirisena, the Turncoat, Traitor, Gona, Mala-Perethaya, and Sevalaya who has deceived the 6.2 million voters who voted for him.

    • 4
      0

      words

      The credibility of Sri Lankan justice mechanism and its capacity to be far reaching is under international review.

      Justice minister of his calibre can only help contribute to the justification of the international demand to overstep to provide justice on war crimes.

      The new government brought some welcoming changes to bring normalcy to Sri Lanka but also failed in appointing persons like Dr Wijedasa Rajapakse to exacerbate the failures of Mahinda Rajapakse.

      There is no difference between Mahinda’s Dr Mervin Silva and Maithiri/Ranil’s Dr Wijedasa Rajapakse. Only thing left for Wijedasa Rajapakse is to dig a grave himself next to Mervin Silva’s open grave.

    • 9
      0

      Dealdasa is a total moron! Whatever happened to that self-casting of himself as some sort of an intellectual.

      This guy is wholly unsuitable to hold the office he is currently holding.

      BTW, where are those powerful gay Cabinet members? Show your teeth on this issue hypocrites, if you dare!

      Where is the Sri Lankan Left? Isn’t it your decalred aim to fight for the down-trodden? Where is Pumpkin Vasu?

      Cheers!

    • 6
      1

      Godday boy Rajapakse feels very uncomfortable at cabinet meetings , half the cabinet looking at his legs No !

    • 1
      0

      OMG Justice minister should have been a wal meeharakek -wild buffalloe to add that way, he insists….
      ” මේ අපේ රටේ ඉන්න ජනතාවට එහෙම මානසික ලෙඩක් නැහැ කියන්නට – we the folks in srilanka have no such mental illnesses ” ? I think that sent a message to entire world, that we have a donkey in place in the capacity of Minister of Justice in current cabinet of Srilanka.
      In the same time, he attacks the west – that they are mentally ill. However, without western europe and America the hungry nation could continue the developments in the country – the superior thinking but being all inferior to all levels have misled these men something in their upbringing. What is if the son or daught would have been born as gay, bi, trangender or th elike – Shouls we all hand over them to butchery ? So that these idiotic men could spice their flesh?

    • 1
      0

      It is the education maketh everyone fulfill.

      This Goda Perakadoruwa – may be not aware of the world today. If he himself goes on saying that we the folks have been not suffering from such mental diseases like the ones on the west – there alone, he proves his inablity to tolerate the other cultures, sex orientations and and.. Developed Europe could do them -why not an another hungry folk to the world – Srilankens cant tolerate those issues. I believe, our people have no balanced education – even if most of them among the ministers today are computer literate. Through internet information one can learn by themselves if anything woudl have been new to him or her. Today the world has been been made to small village through revolutionary internet facilities. Gone were the days, one needed to go and have th e books of own choice if one needs to collect more inforation about any topics. Thesees can be written up you being in your home office not visiting anywhere for literature tanks.

  • 4
    31

    Why resign for calling a spade, a spade. Sodomy was a mental disease 50 years ago and will continue to remain a serious health psychological issue. Sodomites need psychiatric treatment.

    • 14
      2

      But he’s calling a spoon a spade. Opinions aren’t facts, unless they’re backed up by scientific evidence.

      • 2
        0

        If scientific facts worked on the ignorant, we’d be a superpower by now.

        I will bet all the money I have this is another member of the generation that left us with a joke of a political system and an unsolvable ethnic issue to deal with, preaching about ‘straight talk’.

    • 4
      1

      Ceylonese

      The Sun roses from the East and sets in the West. Does it mean that the Sun goes around the Earth?

      What is the truth?

    • 5
      1

      Worst perpetrators of sodomy are the Arabs. They are also exponents in the practice of bestiality with camels and goats. If this can happen in the land of Islam, why should it be banned in a Buddhist land.

    • 2
      0

      You must be another religious nut reading straight from fairy tale texts.
      This is something to do with Biology if you happen to understand science. There are many brilliant people devoid of any mental illness but have different sexual preference if you know history or the happenings in this world . There are animals which are gay by nature. Homophobic means prejudicial and dogmatic opposition to facts. calling spade a spade a good example would be Gota is a psychopath

    • 1
      0

      If one has a disease having have trated that is their freedom. Try to think of some different extremes like you. There are people stay out of blood transfusion to treat cancer. Courts are not always success in having those decisions reversed. If you think other than heterosex is abnormal, it their turn to come and ask help from you. You don’t get violent for nothing.

      Just respect others rights. Then you don’t have to know lot of medical science to keep you under restrain.

  • 16
    0

    This man is clearly an ignoramus of the highest quality if thinks that homosexuals are mentally ill, in spite of all the information to the contrary and in spite of the many socially advanced and developed countries that have decriminalized homosexuality and proclaimed consensual sex between adults to be a Human Right.

    One wonders why politicians like Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mangala Samaraweera who, one would think would know better, don’t put this idiot in his place and move to include LGBTQ Rights in our new Constitution. Unless of course, they believe this cretin and fear for being classified as “mentally ill”!!!

    Time to raise awareness and stop being mired in stupidity!

  • 1
    28

    A world wide majority will always be against this unnatural filthy perversion of homosexuality.

  • 6
    26

    I don’t know about Wijedasa resigning but if I am forced to bet on who would be the next UNP leader when it is inevitably in Opposition after the presidential election of Dec 2019, I would bet on Wijedasa Rajapaksa, who has already begun to position himself as did Ranasinghe Premadasa in the 1970s nd 1980s, as the populist-nationalist within the UNP; the man the UNP will turn to once the nationalist backlash electorally topples it from office or impels President Sirisena to replace the UNP’s rightwing, pro-western elite by mid-term.

    • 16
      0

      Only a ‘spin doctor’ like you would even think about having him as the next UNP or any other party leader. By the way, were you with that crowd when Wijedasa Jarapassa and the Senadipathi of ‘Avan Guard’ clan had a ‘rendevouz’ during the previous ‘Jarapassa’ regime?
      Sorry, just wondering, as ‘Birds of a feather, flock together’ they say.

      • 0
        0

        anonymous,

        Animals of the same creed flock together. This creature DJ thinks of WR like this because they both are same in the way they think, aspire and behave. The only difference between the two is DJ seems more lunatic than the other. For years this buffalo spin doctor tried to oust RW and bring in another lunatic like him to the leadership of UNP. But the fucker has failed lamentably and he has not gone mad like a rabied dog.

    • 10
      0

      Dr D.J – Your ‘bets’ in the past reveal the extent of your prowess at forecasting!!

      Your partiality towards this ‘other’ Rajapakse makes sense when we hear of his clandestine meetings with your idols – not to mention his connection to the Avant Garde group.

    • 8
      0

      DJ, this is where you too can position your future. We are all aware of your stances – as if a frog waiting to catch an insect – putting its tongue out -you ve been waiting to your day dreams turning to be the reality.
      As those fradulent astro men s election predictions set on the victory of your beloved man-Raja disappeared making the audience so happy, your theories and predictions fell down one behind the other over the last 24 months alone. Now no surprise to see that would rather join WR perhaps also asking to join Sajith group – who would make you A PERSON like Trump Advisor Scaramucci. Please grow up DJ. Today is no too late.
      You really can join the healthy groups if you really want to contribute your experience in favour of the lanken external politics. Being biased as nothing can separate from you from the truth and realities – you are gummed to Rajaakshe men -a s no other, why you betray us the educated folks this way – is a curse but connected with unanswered reasons to us sadly.

    • 8
      1

      What else can we expect from you the like – a man who was caught by Wimal Buruwanse- RENEGADE-nature – you have been hired by KILLI group further hoping the future changes, but sadly, the wind blows make us very clear, there will be no chance for you so long your mindset is stagnated with Rajapakshe mantra.

    • 8
      1

      Ah. So he is Mahinda Rajapaksas man as suspected all along.
      You want to use him to try and create cracks in the UNP don’t you!?

      He is part of the Mahinda Rajapaksas “Game of Shape” (Cower up) network!?

    • 0
      0

      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

    • 8
      0

      Dayan,

      you too lived in Switzerland.
      You may also know what kind of srilanken sinhalaya you got to know during your stays there. Were they only elite of your proclaimed sorts ? Or beach boys ? As Ambassador to european destinations, you may have real information on the issues.. why you stay mum in that regard ? It is just because your rotten mind does allow to call a spade a spade ?
      Leave your Fidel or Cheguera theories aside, now it is time to help the nation with real facts Dayan. You owe them to the nation, since from their taxes you lived on the west … dont you think so ?

    • 4
      0

      Dear DJ,
      if anyone deliberately made things against his wills – there will be compesation and retribution in the future. That wont be inevitable. Truth will succeed – that is for sure. Basta.

    • 0
      0

      Sad to hear that Buddha Sasana Minister is a person,who seeks out his fate like Richard. P.

      I do not know New King replacing anybody in UNP. But as there are no leaders in Thero’s Official SALP and Unofficial SLFP, I would bet on one of them taking back him. Probability this is the last time the torn off SLFP took 82 candidates. That it.

    • 4
      1

      I don’t know about Dealdasa’s New Premedasa ambitions. But, the guy for sure has begun to reposition himself as a fake saviour of Sinhala Buddhist values. He is going for Homagama, Maharagama & Kaduwela votes on that basis. Without playing that last card of the scoundrel, this scumbag would get thrown out of Parliament at the next election. To Dealdasa’s credit his fake moralism is on track to decieve hordes of dumb Colombo District voters. As usual disfunctional UNP is drunk with power that fell on their lap due to no merit of their own. If I were the leaser, I would hang Dealdasa from his balls outside Sirikotha. DJ may have a point.

      • 2
        0

        DJ may have a point ?

        Dealdasaya or DJ are both the same. They are not honest at all. DJ s incoherent throughts passing have now been becoming by far unique to him. I really dont kno wwhen his predictions succeeded in recent past either. This particular DJ would be day dreaming SPremadasa to rise up by hook or crook, but in a media environment-today- even Prez and PM have been subjected to higher criticisms, SP will have no at all easy to grab the attention of the innocient people, just becase his housing projects continue as promised to the nation. However, one thing will be seen sooner than later, Dealdasa will be cornererd from lankens since he has been failing to the least – for some reasons. People will start up questioning as to why the man has been put to that mode ? SF is doing well, his recent appearence in FCID will speed up the process of calling Rajaakshes one behind the another to disucssion tables -though long overdue, hegemonic thoughts bearers led society- made by 10-years-tyranny of MR will not pave the way Rajaakshe to even take part in such discussions.
        In the europe, regardless of your status, even Dr Merkel or any state presidents would have easily been questioned by CID or any highest offices if any rumouers on a high profile frauds/crimes/murders would have been the case. That is not at all interpreted by local biased media men – but any other thoughts that supporting the hegemony of Rajakashes. Why ?

  • 15
    2

    Srinlankan are not homosexual????? Ha ha ha ha ha. Who are those beach boys giving their ass to foreigners????? They are Chinese?????? Hahahahahah.

    • 6
      1

      I am telling you the truth as it is.

      Late 80ties I moved out of the country for Europe. At my early days Europe, I was new to anything and everyhting in terms of information regarding so many things. I was so naive too. But most that attacked Thailand tourism- was in the view that many westerners travel there for cheap sex for nothing else. In the same time, there had been masses, that travelled to Srilnaken Negambo and Hikkaduwa calling the places as gay paradise in the south asia.
      I was somewhat ashamed to hear this, but with the time, I realised, these issues are normal in Europe. Even today, there are regular tourists keep coming to srilanka to meet their gay patners. Most of them have been so called Beach boys from Hikkaduwa and Negambo.
      Even in Switzerland there are places you will get to see – Lanken males being partners of Gay SEX shops- and they run their gay massages or the like publicly. Most srilanken sinhaalya living in Switzerland, Germany, Netherland, France, Denmak and the like countries are beachboys that had the chance to move out of the country with the help of those NATIONALS. This si the the saddest reality. But this has no means sad today, since we have realized that same sex marriages have been recognized in Eruropean countries.

  • 20
    2

    This minister is a disgrace and should be fired. Living in the stone age and what he does not realise is that sexual preferences are the rights of the individual which is not his bloody business. This justice minister is a well known crook and having him in this important position will only result in more damage being caused to the fragile situation in Sri Lanka and no hope of justice being meted out. If this crook has an iota of decency the imbecile should retract the stupid statements he has made and just f…. off.

  • 18
    2

    Before making such comment, please consult a psychiatrist or any other mental health professional.
    They will tell you that these people do not suffer from a mental illness, but rather born as people with different preferences.
    Do not use mental heath as an reason to cover up your narrow mind.
    You are insulting people with real mental illnesses who needs treatment.

  • 17
    2

    WR is fingering in areas where his knowledge is inadequate. But talks like his Doctorate has given him unlimited wisdom. Misfit to be even a lawyer.

  • 4
    6

    Since the country is run by homosexuals according to Wijedasa Rajapaksa the head and at least 3 other ministers have mental illnesses. Still they do a good job irrespective of these illnesses.

  • 0
    9

    Although the culture of homosexuality is on the increase all over the world recognition of it is still being widely debated. The Christian faith is divided on it, some countries have legalized it which some have made it illegal; thus is a difference of opinion about. While it is agreed that the Minister is a ‘controversial person’ he should not be castigated for his view on homosexuality.

  • 2
    10

    God didn’t create Adam and a Steve..

    New US President Mr Trump swore on the Red Bible which belonged to Abraham Lincoln.

    And sought the blessings of the Father , Son and the holy Spirit on all Americans.

    But the Frog Eaters and the Third Reich want the Srilankans to tick off Same Sex marriage in the Yahapalana constitution first, before we can export Aericanuts to French and Germans and the Scandinavian along side our valuable Sea Food stocks. .

    Dear God , Please protect this Dude.

    He is the last frontier of the UNP against the Elite , Anglican , Vellala Suren Surendran and Wahabi domination lead by Batalanda Ranil, the Yahapalna PM.

    Others who pretend to protect Sinhala Buddhists have fallen on the wayside with heavy car permits, One hundred thou santhosams , unlimited Overseas Trips and of course Yahapalana ministries.

    • 4
      0

      You seem to be appealing to deities you don’t even believe in. God? Adam? I thought you were the hela puthraya campaigning for the creation of a totalitarian Buddhist state here. I guess when you get used to supporting thieves and criminals, stealing other people’s religion is peanuts.

      That said, this issue of ‘protecting’ Buddhism is an interesting one. Where exactly was this budu-guney when innocent Tamil civilians were locked inside buses and set aflame in 83? Or when even little girls were dragged off and raped? Where were these all-important Buddhist values when you people voted for rapists, child molesters, murderers, drug kingpins and other assorted criminals into power at all levels of government? Every election you have mobs marching around with swords and grenades killing each other over which politician they ‘side’ with- where are all you people when every election a good hundred people around the island lose their lives in the violence?

      Your ‘morals’ only kick in when it suits you. Your religion only matters when it’s in your interest. At other times, you’d sell Lord Buddha’s corpse if it means getting what you want.

      Next time you’re screaming about killing minorities on here, I’ll have to remember to ask you about this sudden love you’ve found for Buddhism and all the other religions you’ve co-opted.

      • 0
        2

        My Elders tell me it is 20 years in the slammer for Sodomy in Hindustan,

        Wonder what the poosaris’ in the future Federal Eelaam think of it?.

        • 2
          0

          From your behaviours we have no doubt the way your elders have abused to turn out to be what you are today.
          Sadly, the upbringing should have similar to those of criminals from the day one – else, you would not twist your thoughts in this way.
          So we cant send our thanks to your elders. sorry mate.

      • 0
        2

        Mate .. Relax

        It is your Yahapalana PM’s dear Uncle who set the Tamils alight in CTB buses.

        If you want details ,ask my Elders.

        Not only the Tamils, Batalanada’s Uncle, Batalanda’s dear Aunty from Rathwatte, and even Batalanda’s nemesis, Keselwatta Kid’s dear pops killed Sinhala Buddhists in thousands.

        And burned them on Tire Pyres.

        With the Tamil terrorists it is a different story.

        Terrorists killed not only soldiers, but innocent Moms, Dads, Kids, Grandmothers , grandfathers grandkids , Monks and Muslims.

  • 14
    1

    Better to have an entirely homosexual Cabinet running the nation well rather than a heterosexual one ruining it.

    • 7
      1

      HeHee!

      KA Sumana will be the Speaker of that pimp cabinet! Hee Hee!

  • 0
    0

    “On Friday Wijeyadasa described homosexuality as a mental illness.”

    [Edited out]

  • 6
    2

    “We clearly told them although they have a culture of indecency Sri Lankans are not people of such mental illnesses.”

    Sexuality is not a mental illness nor is it to be perceived in decent and indecent perversions of human culture. Sexuality is driven by the mechanisms of evolution though we are not consciously aware of its presence. Hetero and bi sexualities too are variations and variants of this same evolutionary mechanism. Nature does not produce straight men and straight women in its biological and psychological mechanisms and manifestations but rather overlapping exual genes which move up or down the sexual scale of a person.

    When a person masturbats what sexuality is it?

    • 2
      1

      Silva:

      IF you are gay Stay gay and do it inside your room. Don’t ask permission to be a weiro outside the house. See how heterosexyals behave.

      • 2
        1

        jim softy,

        Ha ha haaa! A eunuch pontificating heterosexuality! My Goodness!

  • 12
    1

    Wijedasa Rajapakse is a liability for this government. I wonder who appointed him a President’s Council?
    He is no doubt positioning himself for a high position in a future government and in the process contorting himself to fit the slot. He finds himself comfortable with men like Gnanasara and Somarathane- the yellow-clad thugs, running free under his protection. Dr. Dayan Jayatillege is able to smell the rat, by consorting with rats himself in recent times!

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

    • 6
      1

      Raja,
      this man sounded different prior to 8th Jan 2015.
      Something within UNP seems to be not normal right at the moment – WR sounded in political discussions very different prior to get them elected. I am speechless today since I thought he or any appointed minsiter to Justice would do lot more – serving us all with due justice.. justice we expected them to serve us with.

  • 5
    2

    Sexual preferences, some yet call them deviances, have a genetic basis.

    Dr.RN

  • 0
    2

    Correction: President’s Counsel

    Dr.RN

  • 5
    1

    Minister of Justice? What a bloody fool! What can this `Goda Perakadoruwa` say about Zeno of Elea, Sophocles, Euripides, Socrates, Aristotle. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar,Leonardo da Vinci,Francis Bacon, John Milton,Peter the Great, Frederick the Great, Hans Anderson, Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Andre Gide, E.M.Foster,Christopher Isherwood and W.H.Auden, Dag Hammarskjold,Tennessee Williams,Allan Ginsberg, Elton John and so many other great people? Were the mentally sick?

    • 6
      0

      It is just the name board of his room OR where he is going to be – else the man with his style widened -bed pan style mouth piece has done nothing tangible since he has been appointed to the position. I was so angry with his predecessor -senior muslim minister not having taken any tangible actions get that young girl -Rhyzana saved from the occured beheading in the SAE. However, now I understand the position MINISTER OF JUSTICE to any cabinets – seem have no value.
      Even some trained dogs can occupy the position in this country.

  • 1
    1

    What does gays do that is different from hetros?

    Sick or not sick, that is the question.

  • 5
    2

    Minister of Justice? What a bloody joker ! What can this `Goda Perakadoruwa` say about Zeno of Elea, Sophocles, Euripides, Socrates,Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar,LEONARDO DA vinci, FRANCIS bacon,PETER THE great,Frederick the Great,Byron,Hans Anderson, Walt Whitman, Swinburne, Oscar Wilde, Andre Gide, E.M.Forster, Christopher Isherwood & W.H.Auden,Tennessee Williams,Alan Ginsberg, Elton John and so many other well known characters? Were they all mentally sick? Or is this man mentally sick?

  • 1
    4

    yes minister is dead right.mother nature created different sex for every living being to breed its own being while enjoying difference xezuality. whoever go against mother natures wish may be termed as mentally ill stock or abnormal characters. may get punished by mother nature.you can not beat mother nature. if anybody think he or she can. they must be lunatics. must be rehabilitated immediately..

    • 1
      0

      A man coming from Socery family back groundwould not have any space left to see it right. We are sorry for you – but the truth as itis, Genetists have been proving even Penguin and some primates are into same sex interations. So you cant stand against the truth.
      Just imagine if you would have a child born with trangender anatomical problems, what would you do. I am not sure ? You would ever have kids for your own, but just imagine the situation of others too.

      Earlier days at the time epochs people have whatsoever sources of infomation to prove what they were puzzled with, had no other choice than believing in socery or any kind of witchery, please be away from them for the sake of lankens and their future. Mother lanka will be grateful to you. I have no guys exept few knwon to me are gay or lesb-but all of them are human to me no different. I dont mind them being treated in the same manner we the straight born ones.

  • 4
    1

    wijeyadasa is not suitable to be a lawyer let alone minister ofjustice. He is a low grade chap.

  • 1
    3

    Laws re: homosexuality etc are not a priority or a need in Sri Lanka. There is no problem re homosexual people and others as they practice there needs and desires freely but not in the open. We don’t need European or western cultures to be imposed in this country by force by NGO,s and INGO,s.

  • 3
    1

    This minister should resign.
    LGGTIQ communities are now recognised the world over.
    He is not fit to administer justice.
    There are tens of thousands of ‘civil’ and ‘criminal’ cases in the backlog of courts of law.
    All lawyers “live on dates, like the Arabs” as a former judge said.
    He is the only Minister of Justice in any democracy, who bars the presence of lawyers when arrested citizens are “interrogated” by police soon after.
    All know well the “methods of interrogation”.

    He visited Sumanaratne Thero in Batticaloa soon after the former’s behaviour went on the web in video, thus appearing to support/condone the Thero’s behaviour.

  • 1
    1

    Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana said:”‘Justice’ is an extremely crucial ministerial portfolio, and a mammoth responsibility falls on the shoulders of the Minister of Justice, to stand for the fundamental rights of ALL citizens. Here, we see an extremely pathetic case, where the minister of justice, himself a President’s Counsel and a PhD holder, being extremely discriminatory towards Sri Lankan citizens on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation!

    Very strong statement. But this is not going to move Ranil or New King. Because New King is a Sinhala Buddhist, he swung his Trikukkaivaal when a woman throw a under garment. This guy has a mental disorder. He should not be in cabinet but should be hospital. This Satan of Buddha Sasana should have got out of cabinet when Tilak left with Avant Garde. He would not budge. MCC was granted by Secretary Kerry’s team citing Lankawe is improving in human right. In addition to EU’s GSP, Millennium Challenge Corporation should be asked to delay its funds unless Lankawe remove the section 365s and bring the sextutual oriation discrimination to stop.

  • 2
    1

    Honarable Wijedasa Rajapakse you are absolutely wright.

    So abnormality is the new normal.

    Whiteman worshipers,
    Don’t believe everything white man says is absolutely true, someday western scientists will claim how wrong they were about homos.

    Love anyone you want, but in the name of love, don’t romance the ***, don’t you know what comes out of it?

    The reason why some people become lbgt are, they had a traumatic childhood, no male role model, confused, etc.

  • 2
    0

    Rajapakshe is a supporter of Mahinda Rajapakse and he is with UNP only to sabotage the decisions of the Yahapalana Govt. He should be kicked out immediately.

  • 0
    1

    Is the Yahapalana PM, Batalanda Ranil mentally ill?.

    No other Government in the history of this Mahavamsa land has been so unpopular.

    In fact it is below Zero among the great inhabitant majority which is made up of Rural Sinhala Buddhists Rural Sinhala Catholics.

    It is becuause of Batalanada Ranil’s misdeeds, like allowing Diasporians to become Bond rort Billionaires.

    Giving them Land for nothing because they produced bogus Plans to build Motor cars and Radial Tires.

    Now Batalana’s Foreign Emissary is promising the Europeans that he will soon legalize Same Sex marriages and Sex between men and men and women and women among our poor Buddhist and Catholic inhabitants .

    Can a PM keep doing this unless there is something not right upstairs?..

  • 3
    0

    Sri Lankans do not have to worry about Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe‘s outrageous comment on homosexuality because majority of Sri Lankans are heterosexuals. They practice one at schools and the other after getting married.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 300 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically shut off on articles after 10 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.