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Abortion and LGBT rights will not be legalised in Sri Lanka – Minister

A Sri Lankan government minister said LGBT rights and the right to have an abortion would not be allowed in Sri Lanka, and claimed to have reassurances that they would not be introduced from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Tourism and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said that both he and the prime minister would ensure such rights would not be introduced.

Colombo Gazette reported the minister as stating that on abortion rights, “even if the cabinet considers it, both he and the Prime Minister will strongly oppose it”. He confirmed the new constitution would also not introduce any LGBT rights.

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