by Chitra Weerarathne
UPFA Parliamentarian for Galle district Geetha Kumarasinghe, yesterday, filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against a recent Court of Appeal judgement, which disqualified her from holding office as a Member of Parliament on the grounds that she was a dual citizen at the time of handing over nominations.
Some residents of Galle have filed a writ application in the Court of Appeal complaining that Kumarasinghe is a dual citizen of Switzerland and Sri Lanka.
According to the Constitution of Sri Lanka and the Parliamentary Elections Act, she is disqualified from holding office as an MP, they have argued.
The Court of Appeal issued a writ of quo warrant, disqualifying Kumarasinghe from sitting and voting in Parliament.
The appellant Kumarasinghe has sought the permission of the court to allow her to submit fresh recent documents, pertaining to the matter.