Police Probe On Gota's Passport: CCD To Investigate Complaints Claiming Gota Obtained Sri Lankan Passport While Still Being A US Citizen

Acting IGP Chandana Wickremaratne has instructed the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to probe two complaints claiming former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa obtained a Sri Lankan passport whithout renouncing his US citizenship.

The Department of Immigration and Emigration confirmed last week that Rajapaksa obtained a Sri Lankan passport in May, this year.

However, the former Defence Secretary's name did not appear in the list of citizens who renounced thier citizenship as of June 2019. The list appeared in the Federal Register published by the US government last night.

As a result, the legitimacy of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's claim that he successfully renounced US citizenship has come under question.

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