Another 800 Sri Lankan expatriates have been awarded dual citizenship.
The Government has so far awarded 17,500 dual citizenships to such Sri Lankans.
The present Government since assuming office has awarded dual citizenship to Sri Lankan expatriates on 10 occasions. This is the 11th occasion that the Government awarded dual citizenships to Sri Lankan expatriates.
According to the 19 Constitutional Amendment, dual citizenship holders are entitled to all privileges other than contesting for a Parliamentary election.
The awarding of dual citizenship to 800 Sri Lankan expatriates took place at a function held at Suhurupaya under the patronage of Minister S.B. Nawinna. Among those present was Immigrtion and Emigration Controller M.N. Ranasinghe.