‘If you want to have homosexual relations, do it behind closed doors on the sly, but don’t try to legalize it,’ former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday (December 4)
Rajapaksa, speaking at the maiden rally of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) targeting the forthcoming local government elections in Badulla, also glorified men who have relations with multiple women.
Rajapaksa’s comments on womanizing drew from Kumara Welgama, the party’s new organizer for the Badulla District, who spoke before him.
Welgama, after casting disparaging remarks of regional rival of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Dilan Perera, referring to the fact that he has married several times, said that in his (Welgama’s) case, the spouse is indulgent of his multiple affairs with other women.
Rajapaksa, in turn, said that Badulla now has a new leader. He said that there was talk of the new leader (Welgama) having relations with multiple women and added that he won’t talk about all of them, but the one he married, who happened to be from Badulla.
Tellingly, neither Welgama nor Rajapaksa glorified women who had affairs with multiple women, either in jest or in all seriousness.