ஆகியவற்றை ஆழமாக 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 …

EQUAL GROUND Welcomes More Partners for Colombo PRIDE 2021

EQUAL GROUND is pleased to welcome our latest partners, Sunila Women and Children Development Foundation (Polonnaruwa), Young Out Here, Youth Voices Count, Rotaract Club of Colombo East and the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka, for Colombo PRIDE 2021.  “Sunila Women and Children Development Foundation is happy to support any initiative that advocates for the rights of the LGBTIQ community …

EQUAL GROUND Partners with Selyn, Brunch, Yellow Dot and Pulse for Colombo PRIDE 2021

Colombo PRIDE continues to grow in strength, and this year is no different. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic, our network of LGBTIQ rights organisations and supportive allies are growing. The latest additions to Colombo PRIDE 2021 are Selyn(local business partner), Yellow Dot (social media partner), Pulse (online media partner), and Brunch (digital media partner).  Selyn’s PIN IT WITH …

Pin It with PRIDE!

05th June 2021 PIN IT WITH PRIDE: EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LOVE AND BE LOVED SELYN x EQUAL GROUND June is international Pride month and this year as part of Selyn’s continuous efforts to promote diversity and equality in the workplace, we have partnered with EQUAL GROUND, a non-profit organisation seeking economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights for …

The Launch of Colombo PRIDE 2021

Colombo, Sri Lanka 25th May 2021: EQUAL GROUND, together with Équité Sri Lanka, Jaffna Transgender Network, National Transgender Network, Sathguna Padanama (Galle) and Queer Agenda Sri Lanka welcomes you to COLOMBO PRIDE 2021. This is the 17th edition of Colombo PRIDE organised by EQUAL GROUND. This year the celebrations will be mostly virtual and will take place in the months …