Sri Lanka hosts mass wedding for 50 Chinese couples
As part of the government's agenda to promote Sri Lanka as an ideal wedding destination, a mass wedding ceremony for 50 Chinese couples was held in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday.
The ceremony that was held in the Colombo Municipal Council grounds was organised by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, the Ministry of Tourism and the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka.
According to reports, the grand mass wedding was attended by Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga and China's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang.
Ranawaka, speaking at the ceremony, thanked the couples for choosing Sri Lanka as their wedding destination and said both nations have shared strong and historical ties since ancient times."Sri Lanka is very proud to be selected as the destination for these couples to celebrate the most important days of their lives," he said.