In 2015 Sri Lankans holding citizenship in other countries were given the opportunity to obtain dual citizenship.
Those seeking dual citizenship are required to pay Rs. 300,000 for the main applicant and Rs. 50,000 each for the spouse and children.
Controller of Immigration and Emigration Nihal Ranasinghe said his department is currently receiving a large number of applications for dual citizenship, but these applications would be thoroughly scrutinised and those found most suitable will be accorded dual citizenship.