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* Sri Lanka main opposition criticizes government's proposals for granting dual citizenship
Sun, Nov 2, 2014, 12:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 02, Colombo: Parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Ajith P. Perera protested the government's new methodology for granting dual citizenship.

He pointed out that according to the budget proposals, the dual citizenship will be granted only for young people as a five year work permit.

He said it is very unfair when the remittance of expatriates is a major pillar of the economy. Sri Lanka has suspended granting dual citizenship for expatriate Sri Lankans in fear of terrorist infiltration.

MP Perera said that thousands of expatriate Sri Lankans are waiting to apply for the dual citizenship. He also pointed out that Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who have US citizenship, are also dual citizens.

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