EQUAL GROUND launches a groundbreaking interactive e-module on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) tailored for Sri Lanka’s Corporate sector.

EQUAL GROUND recently made a significant step in its journey to make Sri Lanka’s corporate sector a space that is accepting of and safe for members of the LGBTIQ community, with the launch of its e-module on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The e-module, which explores topics related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Gender Expression (SOGIE), can be utilised by …

EQUAL GROUND’s case against Sri Lanka Police

After much delays on the part of the State, EQUAL GROUND once again managed to achieve yet another legal win for the LGBTIQ community in Sri Lanka!  The previous Police Circular dated 27.12.2022 which listed guidelines for the police when dealing with the community was restricted to only include transgender persons and persons undergoing gender transition as opposed to the …

EQUAL GROUND Condemns Sri Lanka’s Emergency Regulations that Threaten Human Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLOMBO, 04 August 2022: EQUAL GROUND condemns the Emergency Regulations passed by Sri Lanka’s parliament on 27 July that threaten human rights, as well as the spate of arbitrary arrests targeting peaceful protesters, including prominent human rights activists.  Over the past several weeks, EQUAL GROUND has been alarmed at the State’s violence against its citizens and the …

A Colourful & Joyous COLOMBO PRIDE 2022

For the 18th consecutive year, EQUAL GROUND brought Pride to Sri Lanka, in a vibrant, diverse, and joyful celebration, in the month of June.  Colombo PRIDE 2022 focused on the theme ‘Resilient and Unsilenced’, depicting the determination of our community to fight for what we want and what we are.  As always, it encouraged and inspired the LGBTIQ community to …

அன்போடு வாழுங்கள் ආදරෙන් ඉමු Live with Love

07 June 2022: All of us are Sri Lankans, living in the same country sharing the same space. We as Sri Lankans deeply value togetherness, empathy, and being respectful towards each other. We are all human beings, regardless of our perceived differences.With these ideas in mind, EQUAL GROUND presents its latest social awareness campaign ‘Live with Love’, to create more …

UN rights body rules that criminalisation of same-sex relations between consenting women is a human rights violation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COLOMBO, 24 March 2022 “Major win for Sri Lanka’s LGBTIQ community,” says EQUAL GROUND EQUAL GROUND welcomes a landmark decision by a UN human rights body which has found that the criminalisation of consensual, same-sex relations between women in Sri Lanka is a human rights violation. The decision in a case brought by Rosanna Flamer-Caldera to the …

EQUAL GROUND Launches Abhimani Queer Film Festival 2022 with a Screening of ‘Funny Boy’

COLOMBO, 01 MARCH 2022 When thinking about sectarian violence and the division of people, whether it is in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Israel, Palestine or anywhere in the world, the damage done is devastating, a world-renowned filmmaker said recently. The award-winning director of Funny Boy and Water, Deepa Mehta made these timely comments on Friday (25) at the launch of …

EQUAL GROUND WEBINAR SERIES ‘Win-Win with D&I: Working Towards Diversity and Inclusion through Business-CSO Partnerships’

ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES   In the corporate world, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) refers to hiring individuals regardless of their age, gender, sexuality, race, religion, physical abilities, mental health, backgrounds, and experiences, so long as they fit the company values and can carry out their roles. It also means that these individuals are compensated fairly and are treated without discrimination …

*BREAKING NEWS* Court Of Appeal grants leave to proceed with EQUAL GROUND’s Writ petition against Police, Ama Dissanayake over homophobia and discrimination

On Wednesday (08 December 2021), the Court of Appeal granted leave to proceed with a petition filed by EQUAL GROUND and others, against the Inspector General of Police C. D. Wickramaratane, Deputy Inspector General of Police of the Kandy range Chandana Alahakoon, and purported counsellor and trainer, Ama Dissanayake for allegedly violating the rights of and discriminating against the Lesbian, …

Court of Appeal allows EQUAL GROUND and others to serve notice to Police, Ama Dissanayake over homophobic training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLOMBO, 16 NOVEMBER 2021: On Friday (12), the Court of Appeal granted permission to serve notice to Inspector General of Police C. D. Wickramaratane, Deputy Inspector General of Police of the Kandy range Chandana Alahakoon, and purported counsellor and trainer, Ama Dissanayake, who conducted a training programme for police officers of Kandy and Matale, at the Kandy …