1. Girl's Father Stops Marriage 6 Days Before Wedding day. Greedy Groom and Family.
One well to do Jaffna family father was looking partner for his Graduate daughter through a marriage broker. Suitable alliance came through the Marriage Broker. Everything looked fine and all the Jewels, dowry and house were arranged by the girl's father. And all are accepted by the Groom and his family. After day by day they were demanding more money as dowry. Father too was agreeing with them. All the invitations were sent personally to guests. All of a sudden the one week prior to the wedding day Boy's mother visited the Girl's home and demanded more dowry as they saw the marriage is already going to take place. In the meantime the broker too demanded more money for his part. Then the girl approached her father and said these people are behind our wealth and not caring about me. After the wedding they will want to get more and can make you a broken man. I am not satisfied with these people's attitude. So decide on it. So the father said to the Groom’s mother to cancel the wedding just 6 days before the wedding date. May be the Groom family felt the slap on their face or they will go looking for another rich family with the broker to get more money from the girls' family under the guise of arranged marriage.
A well educated Bride from a well to do family got a marriage proposal from a foreign land. After speaking with the Groom and with his family all the people agreed to go on with the marriage. Where to take the marriage? In Sri Lanka or in Groom’s foreign land? It was agreed that the marriage will take place in Sri Lanka. But less than one condition of the beautiful Bride.
The single unmarried Tamil girl clearly came out with a resolution. First the Marriage registration must take place in Sri Lanka. I must get all the papers and travel documents of that foreign country. Then only the traditional marriage must take place in a hotel or temple as per the Grooms wish. I can't make the marriage and stay in Sri Lanka to join the Groom in the foreign land. I have seen lots of girls are waiting in line for to get the passports and PR Visas.
And the clever girl won the challenge. First she married through official papers. Then she got her visas. Then she married the Groom after some months and now she had flown to the foreign land with her newly married young man.
A person in Canada who couldn't find out a suitable bride (Or may had married and divorced) contacted a Sri Lanka Tamil Marriage broker. He said that he was looking for a suitable bride. Tamil Marriage broker gave him the details of a suitable bride's detail after getting his fee. So the Canadian Tamil Man found a suitable bride who's brother was living in Canada. The Canadian Groom asked for large amount of money as dowry from the Bride.
It was agreed and the marriage took place in Singapore. The dowry was paid and the couple spent their 2 weeks honeymoon in Singapore. Marriage and all the expenses including the honeymoon too were paid by the Bride's family.
The Canadian groom left to Canada and the unsuspecting Tamil bride came back to Sri Lanka. Weeks passed, months passed and years passed. The groom took no action to get his wife to Canada. Bride family was using all the methods to contact that person in Canada. At last in a communication, he said that he doesn't like that girl, and if she likes she can file for a divorce from him.
So her brother in Canada went to that cheater's home and asked for the money which was paid as dowry. Then came his mother and answered to the bride's brother, that she had talked to his sister in Sri Lanka already about the future plan. What she said was dowry will not be returned back, and if they force them to give the dowry, then they will send some thugs to her brother's home to teach him some lesson. So the girl in Sri Lanka called his brother in Canada and told him not to look for the lost money or her run away husband as the family was behind their money under the name of marriage.
Now the girl lives alone here and don't have any money to start a decent life in Sri Lanka. Her brother used to some money from his hard earned salary.