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Traditional Sri Lankan wedding ceremony launched as package by Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa

Traditional Sri Lankan wedding ceremony launched as package by Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa ( BANGKOK, Thailand - Poruwa, the traditional wedding ceremony that is believed to have existed in Sri Lanka since before the introduction of Buddhism, can now be celebrated at Centara Passikudah Resort&Spa in a wedding package that includes documentation, the ceremony, and a choice of wedding venues.

The resort, set on the beach at tranquil Passikudah Bay, also provides a wedding coordinator who will take care of all the arrangements.

Under the package, the ceremony takes place on the traditional Poruwa wooden platform, with the room being decorated in traditional style.

Sri Lankan girls sing the blessings, a wedding cake is provided, and there is a bottle of sparkling wine for toasting the future of the happy couple.

Other elements of the package include a room upgrade for couples booking accommodation, a choice of red or white wine for the couple to enjoy with their dinner, 25 percent discount on selected spa treatments, and a wedding gift from the resort.

Centara Passikudah Resort&Spa Sri Lanka is set next to the beach at Passikudah Bay, a long stretch of coastline renowned for its calm and shallow waters, ideal for swimming and water sports. The outer bay has an extensive coral reef and there are scattered coral communities within the bay, together forming one of the best-known reef systems in the Indian Ocean.

The resort, which is on the east side of the island, is 35 kilometers north of Batticaloa and five hours away from Colombo by road. Both air and road transfers can be arranged from Colombo by the resort.

Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand`s leading operator of hotels, with 47 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present total to 65 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand`s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly-launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travelers. The company`s Kids` Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels&Resorts also operates three state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travelers who predominantly make their bookings via the Internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2016.

For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +94 652 050 200 or e-mail to href=""> or website


MEDIA CONTACT: Wilasinee Jinaut, Centara Hotels & Resorts, 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330, Thailand, Tel: +66 (0) 2 769 1234, Fax: +66 (0) 2 769 1235, Email:

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