Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Increasing marriage registration fees a blow to middle income families of Sri Lanka - Opposition MP
Tue, Jan 1, 2013, 01:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Karu Jayasuriya says the government's move to increase the marriage registration fee from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000 is a blow to the lower and middle income earners.

Issuing a statement, Jayasuriya has explained that most people had their weddings at homes or reception halls not because they had a lot of money, but they do so after pawning their jewelry.

He has pointed out that the government has moved to increase the marriage registration fee since the government revenue is not sufficient to meet the expenditure of the huge cabinet, political appointees including the presidential advisors and wasteful expenditure of the government.

However, Jayasuriya has said that the fee paid to the Registrar of Marriages at present is not sufficient.

"The government should have provided some concession to the Registrar by increasing reasonably the registration fee for registration of marriages. Instead the government has increased the fee by four thousand rupees; the fee charged to register a marriage outside the registrar's office, to collect money into the government's account," he has noted.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka increases marriage registration fees

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Charitable Tuk Tuk Run concludes 8 day adventure at Lantern Boutique Hotel, Matara
-- [22 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka police arrest foreign tourist for public nudity
-- [1 hour and 3 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka again asks India's NTPC to shift power plant location: Report
-- [1 hour and 32 minutes ago]
Hearing of former Defense Secretary's FR petition postponed till January
Sri Lanka Army releases over 600 acres in North to rightful owners
Sri Lanka PM seeks Japan's assistance to develop conflict-affected areas
Construction of new houses for people impacted by landslide begins
Protest in Sri Lanka parliament against proposed hybrid court adjourns sessions
UPFA parliamentarian Janaka Bandara Tennakoon arrested in connection with a murder
Sri Lankan President recognizes teachers on World Teachers' Day

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.