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New method to grant dual citizenship

Feb 27, 2011 11:24:41 AM - itnnews.lk

A new system is being launched to grant dual citizenship.

The Department of Immigration and Emigration has taken measures to introduce a new method in granting dual citizenship. Controller of Immigration and Emigration Chulananda Perera said that the new system will be initiated in the next few days. The old method of granting dual citizenship was suspended on the 15th of this month. Around 3,500 Sri Lankans who were born in Sri Lanka but living overseas have been granted dual citizenship. Nearly 750 have applied for dual citizenship. Their direct and indirect contribution for the Sri Lankan economy will be sought under the new system.