Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act to be amended

brideThe Government has decided to appoint a committee to consider reforms to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act.

The Government says some provisions in the Muslim Law including the minimum age for marriage do not conform to the norms stipulated in some international conventions in which Sri Lanka is holding membership.

It is the view of the Government that it is necessary to amend the provisions to ensure it is in line with international conventions.

Accordingly, a proposal made by Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapaksa, Minister of Justice, to appoint a Cabinet Sub-committee to make proposals to the Cabinet of Ministers regarding suitable amendments to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act,  was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette)