UNP challenges Gotabaya to clarify concerns over citizenship
The United National Party has challenged the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna to make a clear statement pertaining to Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s citizenship.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said the public has the right to know the truth about the citizenship of Presidential candidates.
The Minister noted that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has failed to prove that he revoked his US citizenship, or that he obtained Sri Lankan citizenship.
He added that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has also failed to prove that he has dual citizenship. Minister Senasinghe said therefore the public has to question if a US citizen is legally contesting the upcoming Presidential Polls.
However Minister Senasinghe stressed the faction led by Presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front Minister Sajith Premadasa will not challenge Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s citizenship in Court, as they have been advised to refrain from doing so.
Joining the media briefing Minister Ajith P Perera reiterated the true status of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s citizenship must be revealed to the public.
He noted Gotabaya Rajapaksa cannot be elected as the country’s President if he has not revoked his dual citizenship legally.
Minister Perera claimed the people must realize if those with a track record of concealing files, did so over Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s citizenship as well.
Minister Perera challenged Gotabaya Rajapaksa to clarify the concerns pertaining to his citizenship, with his attorneys.
(Source: News Radio)
Looks like a desperate attempt to divert voters’ attention from the fact that in the nation terrorism (with bombings and mass massacres) has reared its monstrous head again and the economy has been on a pathetic steady decline over the past 4 years. I think in the average Sri Lankan’s head these are the two most pressing issues and not the fact that someone could be having citizenship even in planet Mars!
Sri Lanka law should amend to allow Sri Lankan Dual Citizens to elect in parliament. If anyone who is a Sri Lankan even though holding a dual citizenship, if that person is capable to develop and looking after the country should allow to do so.
Go wipe your backside my dear friend.
If a person wants to be a pure Sri Lankan, let that person be a pure Sri Lankan.
Many of us left our country and are serving foreign masters in white man’s countries.
Let the be there, dual citizen or not, we don’t want them back in our land.
If you want to lick white man’s b*m, Maraya, go ahead, please proceed; I am sure you find lots of joy in licking white man’s and Arabs B*m. They taste good, don’t they, Maraya?.
We don’t want you in SL Parliament or President while you continue to lick white man’s b*m as a dual citizen.
@Kota Katu, Looks like you are uneducated. It is not wise to argue with a person as such.
You are using notes, signed by a Singaporean. Throw those away, he is not even a dual citizen.