Registration of Kandyan Marriages

  • A marriage solemnized under Kandyan Law.
  • Areas where kandyan law is applied,

            Central Province
            North Central Province
            Uva Province
            Sabaragamuwa Province
            - Chuniyachedkulam Korale East and West and Kilakkumale Korale South of Vavuniya District in the Northern Province
           - Bintenna Pattu, Wegam Pattu and Panam Pattu of Batticola District and Kadukkulam Pattu of Trincomalee District in the Eastern Province
            - Kurunegala District and Demala Hathpattu of Puttalam District in the North Western Province
  • Notice of marriage should be written and attested in duplicate and handed over to the Registrar of Marriages. Registrar of Marriage of the Division has authority to attest marriage notices.
  • Requirements for submitting a marriage notice:
  • Requirement of residence of the parties in the relevant division.

                - Residence of parties in the relevant division within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice.
                Residence of parties in different divisions within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice.
              - If one party was not living in Sri Lanka within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice, residence of the other party in Sri Lanka for such 10 days.
                -  If none of the parties had not been living in Sri Lanka within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice, residence of one party for 04 days in Sri Lanka.
  • Completion of age of 18 yrs. by both parties as at their previous birth day.
  • The parties should not have any kind of relationship prohibited in law.
  • No party should have entered into any legal marriage which is valid at the time.
  • Request may be made in order to register a marriage outside the office.
  • Fees chargeable by the registrars in registration of Kandyan Marriages.

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