Basil to renounce US citizenship?
Patriarch of the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna Basil Rajapaksa, is reported to be making arrangements to renounce his US citizenship.
Following the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s presidential election and the forming of a new government, Basil Rajapaksa flew back to the US to complete the preliminary steps to withdraw his citizenship.
Basil Rajapaksa apart from creating the SLPP also played pivotal role setting the party on track to victory within a very short period of time.
He was also behind the grassroot level campaign of the SLPP which resulted in the creation of a strong party network with the assistance of new technology.
Basil Rajapaksa has to proceed with the renunciation of his US citizenship as the 19th Amendment to the Constitution declares that a person with a dual citizenship cannot hold membership of parliament or presidency.