The Colombo Fort Magistrate ordered three suspects, including an insurance agent and a Marriage Registrar to be remanded, when they were produced in Court in connection with a child marriage.
The Kollupitiya Police told the Court that
The first suspect, an insurance agent, had married a 14-year-old student of a leading government school in the city. The marriage had been registered by the second accused, the Registrar for Marriages of Thotamuna in Panadura, named Sri Jayantha.
The police told Court that the witness to the marriage was also an employee of the insurance company.
The Magistrate ordered the minor to be produced for a medical examination.
Investigations were conducted by SI Priyadharshana Perera and SI Sri Sampath Perera and a team from the Kollupitiya Police under the directions of ASP Palith S. Siriwardene.