Nov 12, 2019

E-petition against Gota – Copy to UN

An E-petition has been initiated demanding that SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s American citizenship renunciation certificate and related documents be made available on the Election Commission Web Site and through media by November 13th(Wednesday) in accordance with the Right To Information Act.

The petition states that Gotabhaya is a US citizen and according to Sri Lanka’s Constitution, a person holding citizenship of another country is not eligible to contest a presidential election in this country, the petition states.

As there isn’t a specific institution to monitor the demands in this petition, a copy of this petition has been sent to the UN High Commissioner.

In addition, copies of this petition has also been sent to the Human Rights Commission and the Sri Lanka Bar Association.


GR Petition