The UPFA Galle district Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe who is married to a Swiss national is likely to lose her seat in parliament if an ongoing investigation proves that she holds citizenship status in Switzerland as well as Sri Lanka.
A report from the Interpol in this regards is due shortly, Police sources said.
According to the newly introduced 19th amendment to the Constitution, a Sri Lankan Citizen holding citizenship status in another country cannot hold a seat in the legislature.
After the issue came to the fore Kumarasinghe had denied charges that she holds dual citizenship status.
When a case filed by a group of voters from Galle, challenging Geetha’s election as a parliamentarian citing her citizenship issue was taken up in courts today the court ordered Geetha to file objections on the petition.
Meanwhile sources close to Minister Sarath Amunugama say that he is going to fight on behalf of MP Geetha Kumarasinghe, presumably because she has been his long standing partner although married to a Swiss citizen.