Gota not in 1st quarter list ending March 31

22 July 2019 12:14 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Papers submitted to renounce US citizenship on April 17.

The name of former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is not among the list of names released by the US Government of those who have abandoned US citizenship during the first quarter of 2019 ending March 31.

The list appears on the Federal Register website as a notice dated May 13, 2019, by the internal revenue service. It states:  “This listing contains the name of each individual losing United States citizenship (within the meaning of section 877(a) or 877A), whom the Secretary received information during the quarter ending March 31, 2019.”

In the meantime, former Chief Justice Asoka De Silva filing a declaration in the US District Court for the Central District of California states that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa filed papers at the US Embassy in Colombo to renounce his American citizenship on April 17, 2019. The list of persons who had abandoned US citizenship in the second quarter will be released shortly.

  Comments - 9

  • Dilshan Monday, 22 July 2019 12:45 PM

    If not granted the right to denounce citizenship, is this US democracy??

    DillonDP Monday, 22 July 2019 03:42 PM

    Ha ha people like you Dilshan will belive anything without proper facts. I am sure your boss doesnt want to denounce his citizenship he has got alot to LOOSE not to mention the cash etc

    Dee Monday, 22 July 2019 01:14 PM

    Yes. Like it's a major loss for the US if he denounce citizenship.

    Sando Monday, 22 July 2019 02:50 PM

    Last attempt by the U.S to block his candidacy. Indeed a 5 Star Democracy.

    City Monday, 22 July 2019 03:05 PM

    Former chief of justice is his legal advisor....

    Ranjith Monday, 22 July 2019 03:11 PM

    Who is worried Gota US citizenship is denounce or not this is something personal to Gota we never asked him to go and get US citizenship he robbed the country while being a US citizenship this what we are worried and killing people

    Gihan Monday, 22 July 2019 03:49 PM

    Why are we concerned. This is only the first quarter's list and he made his application on 17th April. Shoddy

    Kumar Monday, 22 July 2019 09:04 PM

    Unlike in Sri Lanka there is a process for everything in US. If Gota has filed his papers to renounce his Citizenship then it is in pipeline and will be processed in due course. This does country not prevent any person from renouncing their citizenship.

    Demuni de silva Monday, 22 July 2019 10:13 PM

    "No one is above the Law." Exists in US. Anyway, wait for the second quarter results.

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