The Supreme Court on Thursday (2) ruled that Galle District United People’s Freedom alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe was not eligible to be Member of Parliament as she had contested the election while being a dual citizen. Further, Court also ordered the Court Registrar to immediately inform Secretary General of Parliament of the decision. Earlier, a petition was filed by five voters of the Galle district in the Court of Appeal requesting the court to declare Kumarasinghe as ineligible to remain as a parliamentarian while holding a dual citizenship. The Court of Appeal on May 3 ruled that Kumarasinghe was not entitled to hold the post of a Member of Parliament as she had contested the 2015 General Election while being a dual citizen, which is against the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Following the Appeal Court ruling, the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake informed Elections Commission that the Parliamentary seat of Geetha Kumarasinghe had been vacated. However, Kumarasinghe appealed to the Supreme Court against the court order. The veteran actress reportedly holds dual citizenship in Sri Lanka and Switzerland.