The SLPP also wants the clause prohibiting dual citizens from holding membership in Parliament removed, said General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam to the media.
The former finance minister Basil Rajapaksha is a dual citizen and he resigned after the protest escalated. The dual citizenship clause was inserted to target Basil Rajapaksa, SLPP National Organizer and former Finance Minister, said Sagara Kariyawasam.
“The party would not vote for an amendment that targets “specific individuals.” Mr. Rajapaksa is a dual Sri Lankan and US national”
emphasized General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam of the lotus grouping.
Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe said that the dual citizenship clause would remain.