20A vote: Clause on dual citizenship passed

20A vote: Clause on dual citizenship passed

October 22, 2020   09:02 pm

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Clause 17 of the draft bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which calls for removing the barrier on dual citizenship was passed in the Parliament with a majority of 93 votes a short while ago.

It is reported that 157 had voted in favour while 64 voted against.

During the Committee Stage Discussions, Chief Opposition Whip MP Lakshman Kiriella sought a vote on the Dual citizenship Clause.

Several parliamentarians of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) including Faizal Cassim, H.M.M. Harees, Aravindh Kumar, M.S. Thowfeek, A.A.S.M. Raheem, S.M.M. Muszhaaraff, also backed the relevant clause.

The notable Opposition member who supported to pass Clause 17 is the Assistant Secretary of SJB, MP Diana Gamage.

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