BRI NEWS 19 Chinese, Sri Lankan couples wedded at mass ceremony in Sri Lanka

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19 Chinese, Sri Lankan couples wedded at mass ceremony in Sri Lanka

CGTN

03:20, August 19, 2018

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19 couples from China and Sri Lanka were wedded at a mass wedding ceremony in Negombo on Thursday, only one day ahead of the Chinese Valentine's Day also known as Qixi Festival, strengthening the island's position as an ideal wedding destination.

The couples, who are all employees from China State Construction Engineering Corporation, walked down the isle at a grand ceremony at a luxury hotel in Negombo on Thursday afternoon.

Out of the 19, 12 couples are Chinese and seven are Sri Lankan.

The ceremony was themed, "We gathered for Belt and Road, We are married in Sri Lanka," because the couples met while being employed for projects under China's Belt and Road Initiative in Sri Lanka.

Dressed in the traditional red Chinese wedding garments, the couples were married in front of 300 guests with the Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka, Pang Chunxue, being the key witness.

"The Belt and Road Initiative brought the 19 couples together as well as all of us. I firmly believe that the future of China-Sri Lanka cooperation will be as bright as the prospects of these newly-weds," said the Chinese diplomat.

The ceremony was themed, "We gathered for Belt and Road, We are married in Sri Lanka," because the couples met while being employed for projects under China's Belt and Road Initiative in Sri Lanka.

Dressed in the traditional red Chinese wedding garments, the couples were married in front of 300 guests with the Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka, Pang Chunxue, being the key witness.

"The Belt and Road Initiative brought the 19 couples together as well as all of us. I firmly believe that the future of China-Sri Lanka cooperation will be as bright as the prospects of these newly-weds," said the Chinese diplomat.

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