Amended laws pertaining to land ownership by dual citizens would also be announced tomorrow the minister said.
The previous government that suspended the awarding of dual citizenships in February 2011, announced in December last year that the process would recommence under new regulations. After the change of government the proposed scheme including the fees was revised several times before it was approved by the cabinet, the minister said.
The minister said however that around 2000 holders of dual citizenship were being investigated for various fraudulent practices and if found guilty their citizenship would be revoked. Minister Ravi Karunanayake commenting on the reintroduction of the facility said many skilled and qualified people who left the country during the previous regime could now return. “The country could earn revenue through this,” the minister said.
Source & Credits : [SundayTimes.lk]
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