Marriage Registration (Amendment)

Marriage Registration (Amendment)

BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows :-

[15th July
, 1997
Short title

1.This Act may be cited as the Marriage Registration (Amendment) Act, No. 12 of 1997.

Amendment of section 22 of Chapter 112

2. Section 22 of the Marriage Registration Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the “principal enactment”) is hereby amended in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) thereof, by the substitution for the words “under twenty-one years of age ; ” , of the words “under eighteen years of age;”.

Amendment of section 24 of the principal enactment

3. Section 24 of the principal enactment is hereby amended in subsection (6) thereof, by the substitution, for the words “value of ten rupees”, of the words “value of twenty-five rupees”.

Replacement of Second Schedule to the principal enactment.

4.The Second Schedule to the principal enactment as replaced by Law No. 41 of 1975, is hereby repealed, and the following Schedule substituted therefor :-

Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

5. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act, the Sinhala text shall prevail.