A bride from Sri Lanka eloped with the man attending her wedding as a witness!
According to Emirates 24/7 the bride who was still a school girl fell in love with a 19 year old student of another school in the same town. When the 2 decided to spend the night together at the house of the girl’s friend, the residents of the house persuaded them to go to the Ulapone Registrar’s Office to register their marriage at about 4.30pm.
At the marriage registrar’s office, the attesting witness was a 22 year old father of one child who was a former lover of the schoolgirl. After a couple of hours, the residents of the house found that the new bride had eloped with her former lover.
The bride confessed to the police that despite her wedding to the student from Kandy, she was enchanted by her ‘first love’ and so had run away with him.