After getting married to a Balram at Faridaganj village under Sirathu tehsil boundary of Kaushambi district, Madhusha says she loves the Indian tradition of putting on vermilion (sindoor) and wearing Indian clothes. The Sri Lankan national says she wants to learn the culture and different traditions of India before leaving for South Africa.
Balram and Madhusha’s story began about 12 years ago when they first met in Jordan. While Madhusha continued her education, Balram worked in an industrial unit. They then became good friends. After falling in love about four years ago, the duo decided to marry through Indian culture and tradition and arrived in Kaushambi on May 8. Balram and Madhusha’s wedding was celebrated on Saturday with great fanfare and spectacle.
Balram’s family members informed that Madhusha arrived in India on a 20-day tourist visa.
“It was our collective wish and plan to celebrate marriage through Indian tradition and rituals in my home village. We decided to move to India to celebrate the wedding before returning to South Africa,” said Balram who currently works in a company in South Africa. Balram, meanwhile, said, “My wife has always been drawn to our culture and she was very excited to meet and interact with the family members here.”