Former Galle District UPFA parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe today submitted documents to the Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya confirming the renunciation of her Swiss citizenship, which disqualified her from being elected as an MP.
Speaking to the media at the Commission, she said that she was now eligible to contest the upcoming general election.
“I will definitely contest at the parliamentary election. I renounced the citizenship in Switzerland amidst mounting pressure from my family. I did all of this for the best interest of the people in the Galle district,” Ms. Kumarasinghe said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
Bad timing as people fed up with 3rd rate politicians so guess you will need to give up local citizenship and take up Swiss as you will only be shown this exit. Ha! Ha!Justice at last
Observer Wednesday, 21 November 2018 01:43 PM
Too many women in Sri Lanka holding powerful positions,Law,Judiciary,Civil Service,..... The fact is they can not function like men,this sex equality is only subscribed by girlie men. Biology designed the two sexes differently. Like women trying into men’s world,can men,for example, be allowed to produce children,no we can’t. Similarly women can’t do men’s work. They are good only as housewives,school teachers or Social Workers.
Sue Wednesday, 21 November 2018 03:05 PM
Typical mentality of a sri Lankan chauvanist. Not that i care what that drama queen Geetha does. No use to any country and maybe the Swiss are better off without such citizen.
Rasheed Wednesday, 21 November 2018 03:16 PM
No Observer, nothing wrong for women to hold high position if they are qualified. But these actresses and beauty queens does't know anything.
Keeraipidi Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:22 PM
Your observations are exorbitant. Nice to have met you, but where are you from?
Dinesh Wednesday, 21 November 2018 01:43 PM
Dreaming to be our Jayalalitha! At least she has more guts than Gota and Basil.
Pg Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:06 PM
Must be a false document .. who can trust this character
Mandy Wednesday, 21 November 2018 01:44 PM
Are you sure it is not in the best interest of yourself as there was no value to you of the Swiss citizenship as being a nonentity there. Here was everything hugging the media limelight and MP benefits.
Who cares Wednesday, 21 November 2018 01:45 PM
What the punishment for been was MP where she was a citizen for Switzerland.
ANTON Wednesday, 21 November 2018 01:51 PM
YEP .......... AFTER WINNING THE SEAT THE SEAT SHE WILL APPLY FOR THE AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP.
Keeraipidi Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:36 PM
Diplomats passport and a CD sticker for the family car in Switzerland is easier.
Zub Wednesday, 21 November 2018 01:55 PM
She previously claimed that she has denounced it, but it has only happened now. How can you trust these people utter liars
Wise Donkey Wednesday, 21 November 2018 01:55 PM
Will Gota and Basil follow her?
soorapappa Wednesday, 21 November 2018 03:09 PM
oh wow giving up Swiss lifestyle of actually having to earn a living and pay taxes vs making millions doing nothing as a Sri Lankan Politician ? Must have a been a very tough choice
sunil Wednesday, 21 November 2018 03:44 PM
when the beauty has dropped and the boops have sagged and the movie career has declined, politics is the best using people as the pawn.
Rohan Wednesday, 21 November 2018 03:45 PM
What can she do in Switzerland rather than getting a mere dole payment but becoming a Sri Lankan Politician she can earn and demand millions.
Jaliya Wednesday, 21 November 2018 04:06 PM
It's better in sri lanka as a politician than becoming a nanny or a dog walker for Mr. and Mrs. Müller. No problem cockatoo I understand your dilemma with the Swiss citizenship.
Roger Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:42 PM
You are not a professional otherwise you would not spend all the time commenting on this paper. Probably you are a Pizza driver in America.
saman Wednesday, 21 November 2018 07:59 PM
I have two questions for you Geetha. If you love Sri Lanka why did you become a Swiss citizen in the first place.Second one is actually a request, can you ask Amunu to stop polygamy.