Jun 26, 2022

Magistrate sends Indo-Lanka lesbian couple to a psychiatrist

An Indian woman and a Sri Lankan woman who had been maintaining a relationship on social media for more than two years have been arrested by the Akkaraipattu Police after they allegedly expressed a desire to get married.

The Indian woman had reportedly invited the Sri Lankan woman to come to Tamil Nadu. However, it had not been possible for her to obtain a passport hurriedly due to overcrowding at the Immigration Department.

The Indian woman had reportedly arrived in Sri Lanka on June 20 on a tourist visa and travelled to Akkaraipattu, where she stayed overnight at the local woman’s house.

The local woman is married with one child. Her father had opposed the relationship between the two and lodged a complaint with the Akkaraipattu police. Both women were thereafter arrested by the police and produced before the Akkaraipattu Magistrate.

Magistrate M.H.M. Hamsa ordered the police to produce the two women before a psychiatrist and submit a report tomorrow. Both women have been sent to the Kalmunai Base Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

In a stark contrast, Sri Lanka's LGBTIQ activists held their Pride Parade yesterday (25) at the Aragalaya site at Galle Face. 

(Source : sundaytimes.lk)