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SL Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa legally renounced his US citizenship: SLPP

Sri Lanka People’s party(SLPP) has stated that its Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa had legally renounced his citizenship of the United States, rejecting rumors to the contrary.

Gotabaya’ attorney Ali Sabry told a special press brief today that there is no truth in the rumors that he is still a citizen of the US.

He said all documents related to the renouncement of citizenship have been handed over to the Elections Commission.

Earlier, SLPP MP Namal Rajapaksa published the Loss of Certificate document confirming that Gotabaya Rajapaksa is not a US citizen anymore.

Rajapaksa held a dual US citizenship but claimed to have renounced it early this year for contesting the Presidential polls.

The fresh controversy erupted after his name was not included in the latest US list of persons who renounced their citizenship.

Presidential elections are scheduled on Saturday where Gotabaya main contest is with minister Sajith Premadasa.

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