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In a twisted tale of love and marriage, a bride from Gampola is reported to have eloped with the attesting witness, some two hours after she married her lover.

Details of the case as recorded by the police revealed that a Kandy girls’ school A/L student who had obtained nine As at the O/L examination had fallen in love with a 19-year-old A/L student of another Kandy school.

After being involved in an amorous love affair, the couple had decided to spend a night together at the house of the girl’s friend. Realising that the couple were keen to spend a night together, the inmates had convinced them of the contentious issues they might face in the future and accompanied the young lovers to the Ulapone Registrar’s Office and registered their marriage at about 4.30 p.m.

The attesting witness was a 22-year-old father of one child.

The witness had been the former lover of newly married bride. No sooner the couple returned to the friend’s house some two hours later to spend their honeymoon, the inmates found that the bride had eloped with her former lover, who attested to the marriage. It appears that the bride was unable to forget her first lover who had himself forgotten he was already married and a father of one child.

The villagers had given chase when they noticed the couple holding hands making a quick getaway.

They had made good their escape by boarding a bus that was nearby.

The following day all those involved in this bizarre drama had been summoned to the Gampola police station. The runaway couple were also present. The bride had confessed to the police that despite her marriage to the student from Kandy she was so enchanted with the mannerisms of her first lover and had preferred to run away with him.

Police severely reprimanded the couple and the parties had agreed to settle this matter amicably. (Suranga Rajanayake)

  Comments - 45

  • Rohan Tuesday, 14 May 2013 02:30 AM

    No comments from Sasika and Ram UK????

    kevin - col Monday, 13 May 2013 10:46 AM

    what about the child?...he was given to the 2nd lover to look after?

    Rajani Monday, 13 May 2013 11:05 AM


    dham Monday, 13 May 2013 11:09 AM

    Change the religion may good answer for every party

    Con Dom Monday, 13 May 2013 11:24 AM

    "The villagers had given chase when they noticed the couple holding hands making a quick getaway."

    Hahaha....villagers will be villagers

    Jayalilatha.... Monday, 13 May 2013 11:29 AM

    Common and simple issues in Sri Lanka..... Dharmadeepaya/

    Saman Monday, 13 May 2013 11:32 AM

    Americawe ehema unata lankawe ehemawenne naha

    N. Bandara Monday, 13 May 2013 11:59 AM

    ayyo whats the fuss??? Better late than never!!!

    NEUTRAL MAN Monday, 13 May 2013 12:10 PM

    y being soo cynical........... how romantic is this??? God bless that lovely couple...............

    Rajarat Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Lankadeepaya... 9A okkammaa wathureee via DM Android App

    Rohan Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:29 AM

    Very funny things are happening in our country

    Boobamba Tuesday, 14 May 2013 02:24 AM

    It's an ideal story to make a documentry film or tele-drama!

    kevin - col Monday, 13 May 2013 10:45 AM

    this is lust,,,thisis not love,,,

    syd Tuesday, 14 May 2013 03:05 AM

    First is never the best, you wouldn`t have another lover if that was indeed the best...

    Punny Pellow Tuesday, 14 May 2013 03:06 AM

    WHAT is the AMICABLE settlement!!?.

    LankanFellow Tuesday, 14 May 2013 03:45 AM

    This is Infatuation ...

    Rani Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:09 AM

    First cut is the deepest. She'a brainy girl, love is blind.
    That's her choice , rather than arranged marriages.

    DAW Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:37 AM

    For whose side did this romeo witness attest.?

    Gamini Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:57 AM

    Just shows that studying and common sense have got nothing in common.

    KD Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:42 AM

    you mean "lovey triple"?

    intedeco Tuesday, 14 May 2013 11:09 AM

    Just curious.. Does the police have any jurisdiction over matters like this

    Eagle Eyes Monday, 13 May 2013 09:38 AM

    Is it love at first sight OR lust for sex

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 13 May 2013 09:04 AM

    Neha vigadam maduwak.

    Miracle Child Monday, 13 May 2013 09:04 AM

    seems like shes desperately in need of some thing sexxy..

    SL Monday, 13 May 2013 09:10 AM

    A new Law should be passed to avoid this – No witness required

    Dee Monday, 13 May 2013 09:19 AM


    nalaka Monday, 13 May 2013 09:20 AM

    OMG What a country

    YouGottaBeKiddingMe Monday, 13 May 2013 09:21 AM

    Why this kolaveri?

    ANTON Monday, 13 May 2013 09:20 AM


    KEN Monday, 13 May 2013 09:25 AM


    Merry Monday, 13 May 2013 09:33 AM

    Gosh, i couldn't stop laughing reading this, what a confused girl, she can't decide whom she wants to be with. No point having passed educational exams if one has no brains to face life.

    Umpire Monday, 13 May 2013 09:34 AM

    First is best always

    janak Monday, 13 May 2013 08:54 AM


    R.Rohan Monday, 13 May 2013 09:37 AM

    Runaway Bride.

    Fayad Monday, 13 May 2013 09:42 AM

    O/L- Nine A alone will not help a persons moral character

    mail_guy Monday, 13 May 2013 09:45 AM

    I wonder how the groom will face the others.

    nalaka Monday, 13 May 2013 09:48 AM

    Kellangwa trust karanna epa kiyanne boruwata da

    Len Monday, 13 May 2013 10:08 AM

    Runner way Bride

    jc Monday, 13 May 2013 10:15 AM

    boys will be boys and now girls will be girls

    sanju Monday, 13 May 2013 10:15 AM

    superb story !

    mail_guy Monday, 13 May 2013 10:20 AM

    I have A/L A 2B and I should have been there.

    shanthapriyiya Monday, 13 May 2013 10:28 AM

    he must be a very happy guy. enjoyed a honeymoon and become single just two hrs after and live freely. very fortunate man.

    kevin - col Monday, 13 May 2013 10:40 AM

    we should give her 10 A's.......

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