Sri Lanka: 75 Chinese couples in mass wedding at Independence Square

President Maithripala Sirisena will be the chief guest at the ceremony where there will be a colourful pageant. Mr. Sirisena will distribute the wedding certificates.


( November 6, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) If China has gained a considerable stake in the country’s economy with ongoing multimillion dollar projects like the Colombo Port City and the Hambantota Port, Colombo appears to be reciprocating in unique ways. One such instance is hosting the wedding of 150 Chinese nationals at the Independence Grounds on December 17. The brides and the grooms are now being picked by the Chinese Embassy in Colombo.

President Maithripala Sirisena will be the chief guest at the ceremony where there will be a colourful pageant. Mr. Sirisena will distribute the wedding certificates. The couples will be entertained to dinner at the Waters Edge in Battaramulla and leave the next day in three groups for a tour of Yala, Sigiriya and Kandy.

The exercise is being undertaken by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Province Development together with the Sri Lanka embassy in Beijing and the Tourism Authority

[ Source: Sunday Times, Colombo]

Author: Sri Lanka Guardian

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