Published On: Wed, Nov 1st, 2017

Dual citizenship certificates for 1670 Sri Lankans

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Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs SB Nawinna requests from dual citizenship certificates to provide an honest service to the country’s development.

The Minister made these comments addressing a dual citizen certificate awarding ceremony at the award ceremony at Battaramulla office. At the 18th and 19th issue of dual citizenship certificates, 1670 Sri Lankans were awarded certificates overseas. The granting of dual citizenship after the 2015 Presidential election commenced on March 23, 2015 under a new methodology. In the past few months, 29186 persons have been awarded with 17 festivals and the number of certificates issued with the certificates has been 30856.

Minister Nawinna further stated that,

Sri Lanka is recognized as the world’s most independent country. Democracy is in full swing in the country. The leaders of the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party together with leaders of several parties have taken this country forward. The two leaders of the two major parties are working very closely. The President and the Prime Minister, the current government is trying to create a strong country for Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and other communities living in the country. Our opposition leader represents Tamil political parties. Never had such a government.

In the past, many countries in the world issued allegations of various allegations. The role of the present rulers has changed. Today, dual citizenship can do a great service for the country. It can contribute to the development of the country.

The Controller General of Immigration and Emigration, Mr. Nihal Ranasinghe: The Department will implement the process of issuing dual citizenship certificates to expatriate Sri Lankans in the direction of SB Navinna. We have issued a large number of dual citizenship certificates. We have to declare that our staff is committed to this endeavor.

All those who have certificates should correctly understand its significance. We believe that the Government will fulfill its obligations to the country certifying the certification of the country.

Deputy Controller of the Department of Immigration and Emigration, Vajira Liyanarathne said, “With the enlistment of dutch citizens, we have dual citizenship certificates from many countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, France and abroad. That means taking.

The Maha Sangha, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Ministry and a number of heads of institutions under the purview of that institution were present at the event.

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Dual citizenship certificates for 1670 Sri Lankans