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Attention of the Ministry of Justice on allowing 16-18 year olds to get married on special occasions

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The Ministry of Justice is focusing on giving the opportunity to people between the ages of 16 and 18 to get married on special occasions, says the Adviser to the Ministry of Justice, President’s Counsel UR de Silva.

Although the law criminalizes the voluntary or involuntary use of a girl under the age of 16 as a rapist, it does not cover those between the ages of 16 and 18 if it is clear that they have voluntarily resorted to it.

However, they have to wait until the 18th to get married, even if they are willing to do so, he said, adding that attention has been drawn to the possibility of allowing them to get married, considering it a special occasion if both parties agree. Mentioned.


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