Gotabaya Rajapaksa has not renounced his American Citizenship: Sajin Vass Gunawardene

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has not renounced his American Citizenship: Sajin Vass Gunawardene

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has not renounced his American Citizenship: Sajin Vass Gunawardene

Written by Staff Writer

13 Nov, 2019 | 9:42 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Former Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena states that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has not renounced his American Citizenship as his name has not appeared on the federal register.

He went onto note that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has to present an application to renounce his citizenship, take an oath and then hand in his passport and everything else before he receives a document from US officials. He pointed out that the document shown by the GR camp does not prove that he has renounced his citizenship.

The former MP also noted that after this application goes to the American State Department, it is then forwarded to 22 other departments and it is after clearance is given by those 22 departments, and after the paperwork is completed by the State Department, that the name is put on the Federal Register. He said if the name is not on the Federal Register it means that clearance has not been given by all those 22 departments and with that is very evident that he is still a citizen of America.

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