Cabinet OKs John’s proposal for granting dual citizenship


Proposals and methodology were spelt out yesterday when the Cabinet took up the issue of granting Dual Citizenship.

The Cabinet approved the proposal tabled by Public Security, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga.

Under the latest guidelines, those with educational or professional qualifications will get preference.

Those who own properties here to the tune of Rs. 2. 5 million or more or Rs. 2.5 million deposited for more than three years in a Central Bank of Sri Lanka approved bank or any other financial institution recommended by the CBSL; the deposit should be more than USD 25,000 for period of three years. Children of ages below 22 are also entitled to dual citizenship if their parents are above 55 years.

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