|SLPP doubles down on GR’s citizenship issue |
SLPP doubles down on GR’s citizenship issueNov 12 (FT) The SLPP yesterday defended its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s renunciation of his US citizenship and attempted to frame any criticism on the issue as a political move to undermine his election campaign. Fresh debate erupted over Rajapaksa’s citizenship during the weekend as Minister Harin Fernando alleged in a Twitter message that Rajapaksa had not renounced his US citizenship. more..
| Why hide Gota’s citizenship documents from media? – Mangala |
Why hide Gota’s citizenship documents from media? – MangalaNov 12 (DN) There is a doubt as to whether SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has actually renounced his US citizenship or is he still a US Citizen, Minister Mangala Samaraweera queried. Minister noted what he said were discrepancies in the documents shown by Rajapaksa’s lawyer Ali Sabri PC at a hurriedly summoned press conference. The documents shown were purported to be the cancelled passport and the certificate of loss of citizenship of Rajapaksa. more..
| GR’s responsibility to prove US citizenship renunciation, say lawyers |
GR’s responsibility to prove US citizenship renunciation, say lawyersNov 12 (FT) SLPP prez candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is responsible for addressing the renunciation of his US citizenship, Upul Jayasuriya PC said, adding that obtaining the documents and independently verifying them would be difficult just days ahead of the Prez Election. The statement was made at a press briefing at which Jayasuriya, in addition to M.C. Jayarathna PC, Thisath Wijegunawardena PC and more..
No documents at EC confirming GR citizenship, says former Minister
No documents at EC confirming GR citizenship, says former MinisterNov 12 (FT) Election Commission (EC) has not received any documentation to support assertions by SLPP prez candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa that he has renounced his US citizenship, a former minister claimed. Milroy Fernando, who served as a minister in the previous Govt and now supports NDF prez candidate Sajith Premadasa, visited the EC seeking the documents which Rajapaksa’s lawyers claimed were handed over to the EC. “The EC informed me that they were not given any more..