Mandsaur: Amid the Valentine week, Hansini Edheerisinghe, a Sri Lankan woman got married to her soulmate from India on February 10.
Hansini (25) got married to Govind Maheshwari (26), who is a resident of Mandsaur's Kuchrod village. Interestingly, the newly-wed couple stated that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who became a cupid between the couple.
Govind, who admires Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had liked one of his tweets which was also liked by Hansini. In a spur of curiosity, Govind searched about Hansini and started following her on Twitter.
Thus, the two tech-savvy young souls became friends on Twitter in 2015 and communicated over texts and video calls for the last two years. The couple finally met each other in 2017.
In order to understand the Indian culture, Hansini convinced her parents to pursue a course in physiotherapy in India while Govind completed his bachelor’s degree in engineering.
"We belong to two different cultures but we love each other so we have to manage everything," Hansini said while speaking to media persons.
Harshini's father, a lawyer in Sri Lanka, said: "My daughter had planned to come to India for higher studies. But when I came to know about the boy, we called him to Sri Lanka and he lived with us for a couple of months. I started liking him and we then gave consent to their relationship. I'm happy she chose an Indian as people here are kind and helpful."
"As our family follows Buddhism, we got delighted to know that Govind's family is also vegetarian," he added.