Fifty couples from China tie the knot at Colombo Town Hall

Fifty couples from China tie the knot at Colombo Town Hall

Fifty couples from China tie the knot at Colombo Town Hall

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

18 Dec, 2017 | 2:03 pm

Fifty couples from China tied the knot at Town Hall in Colombo, in a mass wedding ceremony, conducted in keeping with Buddhist traditions.

According to the officials present, the couples included newly-weds as well couples already married, aiming to re-dedicate their marriages. Some were dressed in the traditional attire of Sri Lanka’s mountainous central region while others wore Chinese or Western clothing at the main ceremony.

Tourism Minister John Amaratunga told the media, “There’ll be many more couples who want to come here and celebrate true marriages from China and other parts of the world,”

He further stated that it will be an opening to say that Sri Lanka is the best destination for foreigners, and Chinese tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka have been rising and now account for around 13 percent of the two million tourists a year who visit the country.

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