Monday, August 1, 2011
Girls marriageable age to be made 15 years ???
Bringing down girls’ marriageable age to 15 years is under consideration following a court recommendation, said public administration minister W.D.J. Seneviratne.
The minister was speaking at the 40th anniversary meeting of the Ratnapura district association of registrars of births and marriages.
He said however, certain women’s and mothers’ rights groups have spoken against reducing the marriageable age.