Ūva paḷāta is governed by federal Sri Lanka law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Ūva paḷāta

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Homosexual activity in Ūva paḷāta is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1885
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Homosexuality is criminalized in Sri Lanka under Section 365 of the 1883 Penal Code inherited from British colonial rule. "Voluntary carnal intercourse against the order of nature" by both men and women is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Human Rights Watch and Equal Ground have found evidence of these laws continuing to be enforced by police as of 2020.

Sri Lanka is an independent nation, as such, India's 2018 Supreme Court decision to decriminalize same-sex relationships and make a similar law unenforceable does not apply.
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Same-sex marriage in Ūva paḷāta

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Same-sex marriage in Ūva paḷāta is banned.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1885
Banned
Homosexual activity is not legal in Sri Lanka.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ūva paḷāta

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ūva paḷāta is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Sri Lanka, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Ūva paḷāta

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Right to change legal gender in Ūva paḷāta is legal, but requires medical diagnosis.

Current status
Since Jan 2016
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Surgery is not required to legally change your gender in Sri Lanka, however expert testimony/diagnoses is required.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ūva paḷāta

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ūva paḷāta is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
No recognition of third gender.
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LGBT discrimination in Ūva paḷāta

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LGBT discrimination in Ūva paḷāta is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 8, 2014
No protections
The government of Sri Lanka claimed to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on 7–8 October 2014 that they think sexual minorities should be protected under existing generic anti-discrimination laws provided in the Constitution.[22] The government of Sri Lanka stated that such protections were "'implicit'" in the Sri Lankan constitution and that the government has not written a law giving 'explicit' rights yet".
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Until Jan 1, 2020
Ambiguous
In January 2017, cabinet members of the Sri Lankan government agreed to update their Human Rights Action Plan with an addendum that bans discrimination against someone based on his or her sexual orientation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ūva paḷāta

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LGBT employment discrimination in Ūva paḷāta is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections available.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ūva paḷāta

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LGBT housing discrimination in Ūva paḷāta is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections available.
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Same-sex adoption in Ūva paḷāta

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Same-sex adoption in Ūva paḷāta is illegal.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2017
Illegal
Missing laws for joint adoption, step child adoption.
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Serving openly in military in Ūva paḷāta

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Serving openly in military in Ūva paḷāta is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
According to Wikipedia.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ūva paḷāta

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Blood donations by MSMs in Ūva paḷāta is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Banned in Sri Lanka.
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Conversion therapy in Ūva paḷāta

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Conversion therapy in Ūva paḷāta is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Some clinics are promoting this. As well homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Equal age of consent in Ūva paḷāta

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Equal age of consent in Ūva paḷāta is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Same-sex sexual activity is illegal.
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