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Supreme Court Rules Diana Gamage Ineligible for Parliamentary Seat

In a groundbreaking ruling today, the Supreme Court declared State Minister Diana Gamage ineligible to hold a parliamentary seat due to her non-citizenship status in Sri Lanka. Consequently, Gamage will lose her position as a Member of Parliament.

The three-judge-bench of the Supreme Court included Justices Gamini Amarasekara, Kumuduni Wickremasinghe, and Janak de Silva.

The court had initially deferred its verdict indefinitely after concluding the hearings on February 13. Social activist Oshala Herath lodged the appeal two weeks subsequent to the dismissal of his petition against Gamage's parliamentary seat and citizenship by the Appeals Court.