MPs who holds dual citizenship asked to resign



The Elections Commission said that an announcement regarding the issue of MPs with dual citizenship cannot be made unless through a court determination.

With the passage of the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, people with dual citizenship are no longer eligible to hold the position of Member of Parliament.

However, the Election Commission said that it is not in a position to immediately announce whether someone is an MP with dual citizenship.

In such a scenario, the commission said such individuals should immediately resign.

Commenting on this matter, MP Prof. Charitha Herath said that if there are MPs with dual citizenship, they should immediately step down before the laws are executed.

Source: Ada Derana


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