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Registration of Kandyan Marriages

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  1. A marriage solemnized under the Kandyan Law.
  2. Areas where kandyan law is applied,
    1. Central Province
    2. North Central Province
    3. Uva Province
    4. Sabaragamuwa Province
    5. Chuniyachedkulam Korale East and West and Kilakkumale Korale South of Vavuniya District in the Northern Province
    6. Bintenna Pattu, Wegam Pattu and Panam Pattu of Batticola District and Kadukkulam Pattu of Trincomalee District in the Eastern Province
    7. Kurunegala District and Demala Hathpattu of Puttalam District in the North Western Province
  3. 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.
  4. Requirements for submitting a marriage notice:
    1. 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.
    2. Completion of age of 18 yrs. by both parties as at their previous birth day.
    3. The parties should not have any kind of relationship prohibited in law.
    4. No party should have entered into any legal marriage which is valid at the time.
  5. Request may be made in order to register a marriage outside the office.
  6. Fees chargeable by the registrars in registration of Kandyan Marriages is as follows.
  7. No. Duty Payable to Whom Payable by Whom Amount Payment Type
    1 Entering a notice of marriage at Registrar’s office or at any other place Registrar Applicant 100.00 Cash
    2 Entering a notice of marriage at Additional District Registrar's Office or District Registrar's office or at any other place Additional District Registrar or District Registrar Applicant 100.00 Cash
    3 Issuing Registrar's certificate on a notice of marriage Registrar Parties to marriage 100.00 Cash
    4 Issuing Registrar's certificate on a notice of marriage Additional District Registrar or District Registrar Parties to marriage 100.00 Cash
    5 Solemnizing marriage in Registrar’s office Registrar Parties to marriage 750.00 Cash
    6 Solemnizing marriage in Additional District Registrar's or District Registrar's office Additional District Registrar or District Registrar Parties to marriage 750.00 Cash
    7 Solemnizing marriage outside the Registrar’s office Registrar Parties to marriage 750.00 Cash
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    8 Solemnizing marriage outside the Additional District Registrar's Office or District Registrar's office Additional District Registrar or District Registrar Parties to marriage 750.00 Cash
    9 Obtaining a special license from the Registrar under section 19 Registrar Applicant 100.00 Cash
    10 Obtaining a special license from the Additional District Registrar or District Registrar under section 19 Additional District Registrar or District Registrar Applicant 100.00 Cash

Organization Information

Department of Registrar General

No: 234 /A3,
Denzil Kobbakaduwa Mw,
Battaramulla,
Sri Lanka.


Mr. S.M.W.B. Sandiligama
Telephones:+94-11-2889488 / +94-11-2889489
Fax Nos:+94-11-2889491
Email:info@rgd.gov.lk
Website: www.rgd.gov.lk

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Last Updated On: 2015-04-09 12:16:49
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