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Rejecting reports that her parliamentary seat was being annulled, Geetha Kumarasinghe told Daily Mirror today that despite obstacles, she would definitely take oaths as a Member of Parliament on September 1.

“Losers are in a futile attempt to sling mud at me saying I am a Switzerland citizen. According to the 19th Amendment Sri Lankan politicians with a citizenship in another country are prevented from holding high posts. I obtained the Switzerland citizenship through my husband. But, I cancelled it a long time ago. I do not need to talk about it now,” she said.

Ms. Kumarasinghe said this had become a topic of discussion at social events after some contestants who lost the election had spread this kind of fabricated news in a gossip website claiming that she would not be eligible to take oaths as a parliamentarian.

She said the people had voted for her because of the manner in which she interacted with the people and none of her opponents would be able to snatch that kind of support from her. (Piyumi Fonseka)
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  • Waco Saturday, 29 August 2015 08:33 AM

    We need practical people to work.

    Sylvia Haik Saturday, 29 August 2015 05:55 PM

    Gotabhaya too was a foreign resident. As was the case, Rajapakses were above the law those days.

    Bippity Boppity Boo Friday, 28 August 2015 07:18 PM

    Single or dual, you are not suitable to be in parliament. What are your qualifications?

    Maya Friday, 28 August 2015 07:48 PM

    If Mervin, Karuna and Wimal can be in the house, why cant she?

    SAMAN Friday, 28 August 2015 07:49 PM

    You should produce declaration of revoke swiss citizenship certificate which is issued by swiss immigration. It should be issued before your nomination date. Just your request to revoke swiss citizenship is not enough. If you do not have this certificate before nomination date most probably Piyasena Gamage will be in Parliament.

    Sikuru Friday, 28 August 2015 08:16 PM

    We need politicians not dolls

    Dinesh Saturday, 29 August 2015 07:24 PM

    I am really sad about U madam. It is time to go home.

    mohan Friday, 28 August 2015 08:37 PM

    What qualification should MP have ?

    kondaya77 Friday, 28 August 2015 09:47 PM

    How about Basil Rajapaksa?

    Sambo Saturday, 29 August 2015 08:52 PM

    Some voters in Galle and parts of Colombo voted orangutangs to parliament. very sad situ. They are soooouneducated.

    Im Dumb Im From Galle Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:45 AM

    Her qualification is having the skill to obtain votes from the dumbest electorate in the universe. .. now that speaks volume.

    Bala Saturday, 29 August 2015 08:57 PM

    Piyasena G came in thru National List. So next in line please.

    God Friday, 28 August 2015 10:03 PM

    Do not worry madam, dogs are also barking with fox

    sobers Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:59 AM

    Everyone knows that you got married to a swiss national and was away. It is time to reveal your documents to clear yourself. Anyhow, as for me you are not fit to be appointed as a MP.

    Roger Friday, 28 August 2015 10:45 PM

    Go back to your acting, at least you are good at that

    Mason Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:38 PM

    A person with a leg each in two boats is not suitable to serve the country and take it forward. Better resign, and let your place be taken by someone else who is 100% Sri Lankan and patriotic.

    BBB Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:44 PM

    Well said BBB. only qualification is, Know what I mean, rite???

    Katie Monday, 31 August 2015 09:45 AM

    Can somebody give her a lesson on how to behave like a lady?? She needs proper grooming in every aspect to carry herself in Parliament

    ANTON Saturday, 29 August 2015 01:12 PM

    WHY I HAVE ASTONISHED IS NOT OF GEETHA , BUT THE SOUTHERNERS WHO GAVE VOTES FOR HER...... "DAKUNE MEE HARAK" !!!!!

    Domiya Saturday, 29 August 2015 01:12 PM

    Thanks for nothing Galle... You were actually supposed to vote sensibly and bring in suitable people to parliament, not vote for the woman who shouts the loudest.

    Anton Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:07 AM

    Parliament only for educated people to make important steps in every sector in the country.

    Waco Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:12 AM

    Geetha,you are fully qualified to hold a position in the cabinet. Paper qualifications are not every thing.

    Waco Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:44 AM

    In Sri Lanka michanics are doing better than engineers.

    Waco Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:55 AM

    Few days ago paddy farmers in Polonnaruwa had to wait hours and hours to sell their paddy. Because qualified civil servants were heading the team. Entrust it to and ex-army officer or an ex-planter, they will definitely do an excellent job.

    xman Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:39 AM

    Most of these comments are malicious. She won the seat because people like her that area she contested. If she can prove about cancellation of citizenship of another country, she could become a member of parliament . I think she might act better than Upeksha who gave bad image to female actresses who came to politics.

    mohamed asfar Monday, 31 August 2015 11:15 AM

    intelligent voters from galle selected the best to parliament. please respect their best choice. heee.heeeee.heeee.


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