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All chapters of Maha Sangha understood LGBTQI community’s issues: Activist

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Sri Lanka’s LGBTQI community wore colorful attire and marched from the Vihara Maha Devi Park towards Kollupitiya in a procession on Sunday (4) to celebrate this year’s ‘Pride Month.’

Celebrations are being held in the ‘Pride Month’ in June to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride.

Countries around the world celebrate the diversity of LGBTQ+ communities this month.

Sunday’s march was held under the theme ‘Freedom Pride Parade’.

Social activist Chanu Nimesha spoke to the media before the march commenced and said, “We have to create a fair and just society and we will fight for that. Members of our community have no access to equality. They are being teased and ridiculed by society.”

“Psychiatrists all over the world have said that homosexuality is not a mental disease. Many people in our community commit suicide due to mental stress. We discussed these issues with the members of the Maha Sangha of the three Nikayas as well and they understood our issues,” she said. 

Source – BBC Sinhala

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GCE O/L results out within 10 days

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Examination Commissioner General Amith Jayasundara said yesterday (23) the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam 2023 (2024) will be released within the next 10 days.

He stated that efforts will be made to release the exam results within this week and if it is not possible, the results will be definitely released within ten days.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Non-academic staff of schools to take TU action

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The non-academic staff of government schools have announced a decision to engage in a Trade Union action by reporting sick today (June 24) and tomorrow (25).

According to the Education Non-Academic Employees’ Union, the TU action is being carried out in the North Central, and North Western provinces and Kandy District today (24) .

General Secretary of the association Ajith K. Thilakarathne stated that the trade union action is being carried out based on several demands including a national policy for non-academic staff in the education sector.

Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Principal Service Union – Sisira Rajapakse has announced that a nationwide strike has been planned for June 26.

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New State Minister sworn in

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MP Sathasivam Viyalendiran was sworn in as the State Minister of Trade and Environment before President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

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