Agreement reached on amendments to Muslim Marriage Act

An agreement has been reached on amendments to the Muslim Marriage Act, Parliamentarian Faiszer Musthapha said today.

He said the amendments to the Muslim Marriage Act were unanimously agreed upon after discussions with all the Sri Lankan Muslim Parliamentarians.

It has been proposed that the age of marriage for both the bride and the groom should be 18 years.

The bride should sign the Register of Marriage as a sign of her consent.

It has also been proposed to upgrade the required qualification of a Kadi to Attorney-at-Law.

An agreement has also been reached to permit female Kadis (Women who will adjudicate family law of Muslims). (Colombo Gazette)


  1. it is not for Parliamentarian Faiszer Musthapha and the Sri Lankan Muslim Parliamentarians to decide the law of the country. Why should there be be no Muslim Marriage Act? This should be scrapped. We have enough of qualified officials to register births, marriages and deaths. Sri Lanka does not need unqualified Muslim ‘Kadis’ to adjudicate family law of Muslims. ONE LAW FOR ALL SRI LANKANS no special privileges for Muslims.


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