Appeals Court begins hearing petition against Gotabaya’s citizenship

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A three-judge bench of the Court of Appeal headed by Chairman Justice Yasantha Kodagoda commenced this morning considering the petition filed against recognizing former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a Sri Lankan citizen. The petition has been filed by two social activists Gamini Viyangoda and Professor Chandraguptha Thenuwara. The petitioners allege that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has obtained a passport and a National Identity Card claiming that he revoked his US citizenship.

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