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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09.20 GMT
Dual citizenship reintroduced


Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs, John Amaratunga said the issuing of dual citizenships which was suspended by the previous regime from 26 January 2011 is now made public that anyone can now apply from yesterday (23) onwards.

Minister Amaratunga, addressing a press conference held at the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) premises said the conditions are now available to all who were deprived of obtaining their dual citizenships for the last so many years.

“We regret about what had taken place in the past, however, this was a promise given by the President and the Prime Minister in the 100 day programme where they have specifically stated that dual citizenships would be revived no sooner the new government is formed”, the Minister further said.

He also said that according to the said promise from today onwards there will be a possibility for anyone who wants to be a holder of dual citizenship both on the retention and obtaining dual citizenship can do so by applying for dual citizenship.





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