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Handing Over of Dual Citizenship Certificates

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of Public Order & Christian Religious Affairs jointly handed over Dual Citizenship Certificates to recipients at the Foreign Ministry main conference hall today, 11 June 2015 at 10.00 a.m.

Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. John Amaratunga, Minister of Public Order & Christian Religious Affairs, Controller/Immigration & Emigration Mr. M.N. Ranasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mrs. C. Wagiswara and Acting Secretary to the Ministry of Public Order & Christian Religious Affairs Mr. W. A. Perera participated at the ceremony.

The provision of dual citizenship was restored in March 2015. 150 certificates were awarded to recipients today. Speaking at the occasion, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera noted that many had renewed ties with Sri Lanka again, to become citizens of the country and "make Sri Lanka's journey towards development, reconciliation, peace and prosperity your own again" and noted that there was much they could contribute and much Sri Lanka could learn from their experiences.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Colombo
11th June 2015

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