Ex -Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa Relinquishes His US Citizenship With Effect From April 17th to Overcome 19th Constitutional Amendment Deterrent and be Eligible to Contest Forthcoming Presidential Elections as the SLPP Candidate

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Ex -Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa Relinquishes His US Citizenship With Effect From April 17th to Overcome 19th Constitutional Amendment Deterrent and be Eligible to Contest Forthcoming Presidential Elections as the SLPP Candidate

Gotabaya Nandasena Rajapaksa has ceased to be a naturalized citizen of the United States of America (USA) according to well -informed sources .

The Retired Army Colonel and Former Defense and Urban Development Secretary has formally relinquished his US citizenship and has lost his Dual citizen status in Sri Lanka it is learnt

Earlier Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa known popularly as Gota had been both a citizen of Sri Lanka as well as the USA.

However this situation has now changed with Gota Rajapaksa’s formal renunciation of his US citizenship.

It is learnt reliably that Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa appeared in person before the chief of the Consular section at the US embassy in Colombo Mr. Philip Van Horn on April 17th 2019 and signed an oath of renunciation of his US citizenship as required by US law.

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