Colombo - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

No. Sri Lanka does not recognize Common Law marriage and homosexuality is not legal or commonly accepted. - Mar 2021

There doesn't seem to be much here for the LGBT community. - Sep 2020

Unknown, but if I had to guess, I'd say no. - Apr 2020

Can't say. Sri Lanka is generally very conservative, though. - Sep 2017

You would probably do fine if you weren't overtly flamboyant with your lifestyle. I knew Sri Lankans who were gay, however it is not a widely accepted lifestyle. - Mar 2017

Well, males can get up to 20 years at hard labour if prosecuted. But ... no-one can remember the last time anyone was. - Sep 2012

We know several gay and lesbian couples and they all seem to be pretty happy with Colombo. - Feb 2010

Wouldn't know but am told that if you mind your own business, the locals leave you alone. - Sep 2008

It seems so. - Feb 2008

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