Jan 20, 2017

Iraj speaks on gay rights

With the issue of gay rights becoming a hot topic these days, musician Iraj Weeraratne has come forward in support of the LGBTQ community.

In a Facebook post, he has said, “Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are human beings that should be treated with the same dignity, compassion and kindness that we all want for ourselves. Sri Lanka is the only Buddhist country in the world to criminalise homosexuality. The other countries that criminalise homosexuality include Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. Do we want to be like them? I stand with my fellow citizens who are being treated like criminals. Will you stand with them too ?”


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