How to Register a Kandyan Marriage in Sri Lanka

Registration of Kandyan Marriages. Requirement of residence of the parties in the relevant division. Completion of age of 18 yrs. 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.

Procedure

  • Complete the Marriage notice and get the attestation in duplicate and submit to the Registrar of marriages of the division
  • Affix the required fee and documents with the marriage notice form

Required Documents

  • 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.

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Registrar General’sNo: 234 /A3,Denzil Kobbakaduwa Mw,Battaramulla,Sri Lanka.Telephones: +94-11-2889488 / +94-11-2889489Fax Nos :+94-11-2889491Email: info@rgd.gov.lk, rgd@sltnet.lkWebsite: www.rgd.gov.lkAds by Google

Fees

  • Receiving a marriage notice under section 16(1) and (2): 10.00
  • Receiving a marriage notice under Section 16(3): 25.00
  • Receiving a marriage notice under Section 16(4): 50.00
  • Obtaining a special licence: 100.00
  • Obtaining a licence to register a marriage outsidethe office between 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.: 30.00
  • Obtaining a licence to register a marriage outsidet the office between 6.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.: 100.00
  • Registration of a marriage at the office: 25.00
  • Registration of a marriage outside the office
    • Within 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.: 250.00
    • Within 6.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.: 300.00
  • Obtaining a certified copy of kandyan marriage certificate: 250.00

Instructions

  • 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.

Required Information

  • Name in full of each party
  • Race and Rank or Profession
  • Age at last birthday
  • Fathers name in full and Rank or Profession

Need for the Document

You can register a Kandyan Marriage by following the below instructions and procedure.

External Links

Sri Lanka Government Information Center – Registration of Kandyan Marriages http://www.gic.gov.lk/gic/index.php?option=com_info&task=info&id=353&lang=en

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