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Gotabhaya to interview dual citizenship applicants

Applicants for dual citizenship will now have to face an interview panel led by none other than the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, after having their application approved by the Immigration Department.

The panel will also include the Foreign Ministry Secretary Karunatillake Amunugama and Public Administration Secretary PB Abeykoon.

Amunugama said,

"The panel will look into criteria such as the applicant’s professional qualifications, investment capacity and the need to obtain dual citizenship. Many of the people who are seeking dual citizenship have left the country in their youth and therefore we will be closely looking at the reason for their decision.”

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