Sri Lanka hosts wedding ceremony for 50 Chinese couples

Published : 9:14 am  December 18, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (405) reads | 

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 By Sandun A Jayasekera   

Sri Lanka hosted 50 young Chinese couples as they entered  into wedlock in a glittering wedding ceremony held at the Town-hall  Grounds yesterday, further boosting the tourist potential for Sri Lanka in  the eyes of the world and promoting it as an ideal destination for  couples to enjoy that very special day in their lives.   

 

The colourful event that showcased our nation’s rich  culture, the hospitality and friendship shown to another friendly  country was an opportunity to enhance Sri Lanka-China religious, trade and cultural ties going back thousands of years.   


The ‘Royal Wedding Ceremony’ was held according to  traditional Sri Lankan customs with the beating of Magul Bera,  ‘Jayamangala Gatha’ and also the exchanging of wedding rings.   


Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika  Ranawaka speaking at the occasion said the mass wedding ceremony is sure  to strengthen the cultural, religious and trade links between China and  Sri Lanka further and act as major boost to tourism as well.   


“I want to thank these young couples for choosing Sri Lanka  as the destination to have one of the most important events of their  lives. No one can provide you with a scenic as well as romantic  destination that captures the rich cultural diversity of a country quite  like Sri Lanka,” Minister Ranawaka added.   


Ministers Ranawaka was joined by Ministers Rajitha  Senaratne and John Amaratunga to gave away marriage certificates to the 50  couples.   


Ministers Arjuna Ranatunga, Wijith Vijayamuni Soyza, Sri  Lanka ambassador in Beijing, Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku and the Chinese  ambassador in Colombo were present at the ceremony. 

 

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