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Supreme Court issues stay order on Geetha’s MP seat

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – The Supreme Court today issued a stay order on the Court of Appeal ruling on Geetha Kumarasinghe’s Parliamentary seat till May 15.

The order was issued after Ms Kumarasinghe’s lawyers filed a petition in the Supreme Court appealing the ruling given by the Court of Appeal that Kumarasinghe was disqualified from holding her Galle District MP post as she was a duel citizen.

On May 3, the Court of Appeal gave its verdict in response to a petition filed by several individuals who argued that Ms Kumarasinghe could not functon as an MP as she was also a citizen of Switzerland.

Under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, a person holding dual citizenship cannot be an MP.

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