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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 18:38
Judgement on Geetha Kumarasingha’s parliamentary post to be announced on 3rd of May
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The Court of Appeal stated today that it will announce a judgment over the parliamentary post of Galle District MP Geetha Kumarasinghe on May 3rd.

A petition filed with the Court of Appeal has requested the Courts to issue a writ to declare null and void the MP post of Kumarasinghe.

Five voters of Galle District filed this petition and requested to declare null and void MP Geetha Kumarasinghe’s MP post as she is enjoying dual citizenship.

Lawyers appeared for the Attorney General told the courts today that a person with dual citizenship is not entitled to hold a parliamentary post under the 19th Amendment.

They informed Courts that there is no evidence so far to prove MP Kumarasinghe has withdrawn her Swiss citizenship.

Accordingly, Appeal Court judges Vijith Malalgoda and Preethi Padman Surasena who considered the petition decided today to hold the written submission on April 5th and announce the judgment on May 3rd.

Meanwhile, Gampaha High Court issued notices today on former minister Basil Rajapaksa and Thirukumar Nadeson to appear before Court on May 3rd in connection with the controversial 16 acre land and a house on Gangabada Road, Malwana.

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