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Court rules Geetha Kumarasinghe not suitable to be a Parliamentarian

The Appeals Court today ruled that United People’s Freedom Alliance MP Geetha Kumarasinghe was disqualified from functioning as an MP as she holds dual citizenship. The Attorney General had previously informed the Court of Appeal that Kumarasinghe was not qualified to hold an MP post as she held dual citizenship in Sri Lanka and Switzerland.

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution holds that a person holding citizenship outside of Sri Lanka cannot be elected to Parliament.

MP Geetha Kumarasinghe says she will seek file a petition at the Supreme Court against this decision.

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