It is rather a matter of historical fact. The Sinhala King Bhuvanaka Bahu III of Kotte was so gay and the Portuguese were frightened to live there.
In a letter by the Portuguese of Ceylon to Joao de Casto dated Ceylon, 27th November 1547 AD the Governor of Goa speaks of the ` abominable crime` of the king of Ceylon. The sin of sodomy is so prevalent in this kingdom of Cota that it almost frightens us to live here.
And if one of the prominent men of the kingdom is reproached for not being ashamed of such an ugly vice, they reply that they do everything that-they see their king doing, for this is the custom`.(CC,p 239, Vol: i).
A more direct accusation is found against King Bhunanaka Bahu viii on page 38, para 3 (CC,p 38,vol: i), which reads as follows: For, this king was by nature courteous, benign, affable, dutiful and liberal and endowed with every other moral virtue, with the exception of chastity, since he was a slave to the unspeakable and abominable crime which had been introduced into the island by his predecessors , the Jangatres.` This according to the foot note is referred to, elder in the community of the monks`.(CC.p.38,vol: I).
Incidentally, this king was assassinated by his Portuguese guard and it is alleged that Mayadunne, king of Sitavaka was responsible for the killing.(CC,p 294 pars 11,vol: i). After the death of Bhuvanaka Bahu his nephew Dharmapala came on the throne of Kotte. The triangular struggle for supremacy among Dharmapala, Mayadunne and Vidiya Bandara forced the hands of King Dharmapala to seek the assistance of the Portuguese. Dharmapala and his household received baptism and embraced the Catholic faith. At the time of his baptism he took the name of Dom Joao Parea Pandar in 1556 AD.