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Marriages on a downward trend

2015-10-17 04:59:42
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The number of marriages taking place in Sri Lanka has declined according to the latest data published by the Department of Census and Statistics.

According to its data sheet 2015, the total number of marriages registered in last year had dropped to 175,728 when compared with 180,760 in 2013.

The Department said the decline had begun after 2011 with the 200,214 marriages registered in 2011 dropping to 198,710 in 2012 .

It said this trend been continued despite caste or ethnic group with the number of Kandyan and Muslim marriages decreasing during the years under review. With regard to Kandyan marriages the number had dropped to 1,651 in 2012 from 2,432 in 2011 and 1,010 in 2013. With regard to Muslim marriages the statistics show a downward trend with the 20,189 Muslim marriages in 2012 dropping to 19,990 in 2013.

Meanwhile, Department of Census and Statistics Director General Dr. A. J. Satharasinghe revealed these details at a seminar held yesterday to mark World Statistics Day. He said the Department was hoping to conduct a set of new surveys including that of child behaviour next year.(Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 17

  • shan Saturday, 17 October 2015 11:08

    What? So,living together increases or something else; ) ?

    Reply : 2       44

    ANTON Saturday, 17 October 2015 11:09

    YEAH ........ NOW MEN ARE MORE EDUCATED...........

    Reply : 6       91

    sss Saturday, 17 October 2015 16:13

    and waiting for a bigger dowry

    Reply : 0       23

    Lola Saturday, 17 October 2015 20:51

    and women are more independent

    Reply : 4       29

    NewTrend Saturday, 17 October 2015 12:50

    Rapes / brothels and child molesting etc are on the high right.?

    Reply : 2       24

    Giabao Saturday, 17 October 2015 13:24

    is it cos the pink revolution ?

    Reply : 2       15

    sss Saturday, 17 October 2015 17:03

    Reaulting in less domestic violence and hegemony

    Reply : 0       4

    sinhaputhra Saturday, 17 October 2015 14:06

    No money to get married Baba !

    Reply : 0       22

    Prem Nath Saturday, 17 October 2015 15:05

    Why nothing said about the North and East residents?

    Reply : 2       2

    The God Father Saturday, 17 October 2015 15:26

    Premarital sex on the rise and that means not the same sexual partner.

    Reply : 0       13

    xlntgson Saturday, 17 October 2015 18:57

    Incentives to tie the knot necessary lest be loss of accountability!

    Reply : 1       0

    Sam Saturday, 17 October 2015 20:15

    Married to Facebook and internet

    Reply : 1       25

    Cobra Sunday, 18 October 2015 19:17

    You said it, Sam!

    Reply : 1       2

    Lady Saturday, 17 October 2015 21:56

    Women are getting smarter?

    Reply : 11       16

    Sammy Sunday, 18 October 2015 10:04

    Maybe men and women prefer to be single, happy and "gay" or maybe more women prefer not to be "man" handled.

    Reply : 0       7

    rizvi.m Sunday, 18 October 2015 16:39

    good 2,000 Sinhalese marriages and 20,000 Muslim marriages. Tamil marriages may be too low.

    Reply : 1       4

    marrages Sunday, 18 October 2015 19:29

    There would have been a RISE (no pun intended ! ! ) if Appachi was there and forked out the 200,000/- for each marriage

    Reply : 0       6

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