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At least eight MPs are dual citizenship holders and the court ruling on Geetha Kumarasinghe should apply to these MPs as well, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary MP Udaya Gammanpila told a news conference yesterday.

He said he had submitted the list of parliamentarians to the Department of Immigration and Emigration requesting it to confirm as to who among them were dual citizens.

Mr. Gammanpila said he had made his application under the Right to Information Act.

“Nothing has been confirmed yet. However, I will know the details within a month,” he said adding that the sentence meted out to Ms. Kumarasinghe should be meted out to any of the other MPs found guilty of being dual citizens. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

 

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  • Burt Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:10 PM

    Not just dual citizens but even permeant residents should not be allowed to run for office. They don't have the interest of the country while they have their feats in two ships ready to jump if things don't turn favourable for them while the voter "supporter" holds the bag.

    ANTON Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:10 PM

    BUT ALL ARE DUAL MINDED WITH DUAL TONGUES......IN SHORT "DEBIDDOOO"

    Lalith Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:14 PM

    Hopefully he would get the confirmation before the next election!?!

    Anthony Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:18 PM

    Good if what you are saying is true failing you should be taken out from you post.

    Gemmbanpila Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:21 PM

    Mr Siyalladath, get the details first and then talk. Your action does not justify Geetha's presence in parliament. All who has dial citizen ship should go out. Now you all have a new topic to hang on to. Live with that for another few days until the next topic. Do something good for the country without fighting for individuals. Let the court decide what is right and what is wrong.

    ceylon Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:54 PM

    double talk.if you know correctlyreveal publicly. via DM Android App

    Arnold Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:05 PM

    In other countries people with dual citizenship are never given any responsible position in the government or governmental agencies.

    Yehiya Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:11 PM

    His name also doubt.

    Sarath Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:15 PM

    Would you still disclose the names even if all 8 persons happen to be from the Joint Opposition?

    channa Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:17 PM

    you mean sri lankan citizens love the nation and therefore don't get involve in corruption ?

    ken Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:47 PM

    Not true, i am a dual citizen of Sri Lanka and Australia, i work in a very senior role in Aus Defence Department

    FOREIGN MARRAGES Wednesday, 10 May 2017 04:58 PM

    Should apply to those who have married foreign nationals as well

    alex Wednesday, 10 May 2017 05:15 PM

    if the Immigration Dpet. has not responded to your RTI application how com you are confirming 8 MP's are dual citizenswhat about Green Crad holders (they are not citizens of US)

    soma Wednesday, 10 May 2017 07:54 PM

    So what do you want Gammanpila to do? Just sit and praise your masters?

    nimal Monday, 15 May 2017 03:50 PM

    who bring the foreign revenue to this country? You?


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