It is rather a matter of historical fact. Homosexuality was so PREVALENT IN THE SINHALA KINGDOM OF KOTTE.
The Sinhala King Bhuvanaka Bahu VII (1524-1551 AD) 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 Kotte 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`.
181. BHUVANEKA BAHU VII 1524-1551 AD Eldest son of Vijaya Bahu - Shortly before his death in 1551, the king successfully obtained Portuguese recognition of his grandson, Dharmapala, as his successor. Portugal pledged to protect Dharmapala from attack in return for privileges, including a continuous payment in cinnamon and permission to rebuild the fort at Colombo on a grander scale. When Bhuvanekabahu died, Dharmapala, still a child, was entrusted to the Franciscans for his education, and, in 1557, he converted to Roman Catholicism. His conversion broke the centuries-old connection between Buddhism and the state, and a great majority of Sinhalese immediately disqualified the young monarch from any claim to the throne. The rival king at Sitawake exploited the issue of the prince`s conversion and accused Dharmapala of being a puppet of a foreign power.