Polygamy in Sri Lanka
While polygamy is illegal in Sri Lanka, Muslim men take up to four wives, as allowed by Islam. Very few Muslim Sri Lankans, who make up 7% of the mostly Buddhist country (at 70%), have taken multiple wives. Like most countries that allow for polygamous unions, the husband must notify his first wife prior to taking additional wives.
Sri Lankan law limits polygamy to Muslim men, although, polygamy and polyandry were practiced with the royal family.
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