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* Delay in Sri Lanka's dual citizenship process results in authorities receiving many inquiries - report
Mon, Mar 31, 2014, 01:49 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 30, Colombo: The delay in recommencing Sri Lanka's dual citizenship process has resulted in local authorities receiving many inquiries, a local media report said.

Sri Lankan immigration authorities continue to receive a spate of inquiries about the status of dual citizenship, the granting of which was suspended by the government over two years ago, the Sunday Times reported.

Processing dual citizenship applications was suspended in early 2011 in order to draft the new stringent criteria.

The official website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration has remained unchanged for many months saying that "Acceptance of Dual Citizenship applications are temporary discontinued until further notice."

According to the report, the government has said that it will reintroduce the facility after changes to the relevant laws. The Cabinet has granted its approval but there is a delay in introducing the amendments.

Immigration and Emigration Controller General Chulananda Perera has told the Sunday Times that he got the same answer he did three months ago that the Legal Draftsman's Department had directed the proposed amendments to the Attorney General's Department for observations.

Perera October last year said the amendments to the Immigration Act that facilitates the dual-citizenship process is held up by the Legal Draftsman.

According to Perera Section 14 of the Immigration Act needs to be amended to accommodate the new tougher screening procedures proposed.

The Attorney General's Department according to the news report has now sent its observations to the Legal Draftsman.

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