Marriage Registration (Amendment)

Marriage Registration (Amendment)

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

[25th September
, 2001
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Marriage Registration (Amendment) Act. No. 11 of 2001.

Amendment of section 34 of Chapter 112.

2. Section 34 of the Marriage Registration Ordinance is hereby amended by the repeal of subsection (2) of that section, the substitution therefor of the following subsection :-

“(2) Immediately after the solemnization of a marriage, the Minister shall enter in triplicate, in a book to be kept for that purpose, a statement of the particulars of the marriage in the Form L in the First Schedule. Every such entry shall be numbered consecutively. The Minister shall issue to the parties, free of charge, the third copy of such statement and the same shall be prima facie evidence of the solemnization of such marriage according to the rules, customs, rites and ceremonies of the church, denomination or body to which such Minister belongs.”.

Sinhala text to prevail in case inconsistency.

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