100 Chinese couples to take part in mass wedding in Sri Lanka

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-29 17:02:20|Editor: Zhou Xin
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COLOMBO, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- One hundred Chinese couples will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in a mass wedding celebration in the island country, Sri Lanka's Megapolis and Western Development Ministry announced on Wednesday.

The ministry said the event, which will be the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, is expected to further increase ties between Sri Lanka and China.

The mass wedding will be held on Dec. 17 in capital Colombo, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Some 400 guests will be attending the event.

Tourism Minister John Amaratunga told reporters that the event will help promote the island country as an ideal wedding destination.

The mass wedding will be followed by a Sri Lanka-China food festival which will be held at a luxury resort in Colombo. Leading chefs from both China and Sri Lanka will take part in the festival.

The couples will later be taken on a tour of Yala, Sigiriya and Kandy, popular tourist spots in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has become a popular destination for Chinese tourists with China currently being the second largest market.