Weddings in Sri Lanka are a major event that requires months of planning. Not only the couple, but also their friends and relatives, are looking forward to the big day. Weddings in Sri Lanka are more than just social gatherings. It is a gathering for observing and performing the traditions that play important roles in the ceremonies. Many customs and rituals have been passed down from generation to generation in traditional Sri Lankan Sinhala-Buddhist wedding ceremonies. Though wedding ceremonies have evolved over time, some key elements, such as
observing the Nekath and the Poruwa Charithra, have remained constant. Here’s a look at some traditional Sinhala-Buddhist wedding ceremonies.

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