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Dual citizenship: Udaya asks Immigration Dept. for MPs details


8 May 2017 04:22 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and MP, Udaya Gammanpila today requested the Controller of Immigration and Emigration to furnish the details of the parliamentarians who held dual citizenship.

He had attached a list of MPs in his letter to the Controller asking whether any of them were dual citizens as at August 17, 2015.

“When applying for a passport, the applicant has to mention whether he is a dual citizen. The MPs' passport and identity card numbers could be obtained from Parliament,” Mr. Gammanpila said and added that the people had a right to know whether there were any MPs who were disqualified from holding that title.

He said he is submitting the letter based on the Right to Information (RTI) Act and that withholding of information or providing false information were punishable offences according to Clause 39 of the Act.

The Court of Appeal last Wednesday ruled that Galle District MP Geetha Kumarasinghe was disqualified from functioning as an MP as she held dual citizenship in Sri Lanka and Switzerland. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 7

  • citizen Monday, 08 May 2017 04:45 PM

    Gommanpila you no need to find out this, the court will find it out when required

    ANTON Monday, 08 May 2017 04:47 PM


    dp Monday, 08 May 2017 08:17 PM

    I think the president should appoint another commission to probe this.. there are a few more retied judges who are suitable .

    Citizen Perera Monday, 08 May 2017 08:17 PM

    This guy is ...pain in the neck....

    Sambo Monday, 08 May 2017 08:59 PM

    What about you?... Are you also half here and half there?..

    silva Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:39 AM

    why write to the immigration dept. when you can file a RTI applciationwill you make their response public? it will contain your "friends" names as well

    Shelly. Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:07 AM

    Why PIVITURU stop at sitting MPs. only. Why he dosent touch ex MPs and ex Defence Secretaries. via DM Android App

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