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Investigations into parliamentarians holding dual citizenship

A comprehensive investigation is now underway into parliamentarians holding dual citizenship, Minister of Internal Affairs S B Nawinne says.

Minister Nawinne revealed this at a media conference in Colombo yesterday after the Supreme Court extended the Stay Order it issued earlier on the Court of Appeal ruling on the eligibility of parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe to hold a parliamentary post.

Minister Nawinne said that a decision has been taken to investigate into other MPs with dual citizenship as well.

Under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution a dual citizen cannot contest a general election.

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