Petition challenging Gotabhaya’s citizenship taken up in court

Petition challenging Gotabhaya’s citizenship taken up in court

Petition challenging Gotabhaya’s citizenship taken up in court

Written by Staff Writer

02 Oct, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Yet another petition connected to Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa was taken up for consideration at the Court of Appeal today (October 2). The was a petition filed by Professor Chandragupta Thenuwara and Gamini Viyangoda seeking a stay order on accepting Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lankan Citizenship.

The petition noted the dual citizenship document presented to Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the 21st of November 2005 is either illegal or fake. The petitioners requested for an order to be issued to prevent Gotabaya Rajapaksa from being accepted as a Sri Lankan Citizen until the petition is taken up for examination and an order is delivered.

The petitioners claim the dual citizenship certificate obtained by Rajapaksa had not fulfilled the legal requirements. The matter will be taken up in the presence of Court of Appeal President Justice Yasantha Kodagoda and Justices Arjuna Obeysekera and Mahinda Samayawardena.

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