Dual Citizenship introduced once again

Sunday, 06 January 2013 - 12:44

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The Government is set to resume the dual citizenship system this month, but applicants will face a tough screening procedure including a face-to-face interview with a panel headed by the Secretary of Defense.

The other members in the panel would include Secretary to the Foreign Ministry Karunatillake Amunugama and Secretary of Public Administration

P.B. Abeykoon.

The panel will look into criteria such as the applicant’s professional qualifications, investment capacity and the need to obtain dual citizenship.

According to sources some 2,000 applications for the dual citizenship scheme are pending.

The dual citizenship scheme was introduced in 1987 and more than 4,000 people have been granted this facility.

Sarath Kumara, Immigration Controller in charge of visas, said amendments to the Immigration Act would be introduced based on proposals sent to the Legal Draftsman Department.



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