As per the Internal Revenue Code, I.R.C 6039 G(d)(3) the names of all citizens of the United States of America who have lawfully revoked their citizenship *must* be submitted to the Secretary of state and not later than 30 days after the close of each calendar quarter, the secretary shall publish in the Federal Register the name of every individual who gave up their US citizenship in that calendar quarter.
As per Gotabaya Rajapaksa, he submitted his application to revoke the citizenship on the 17th of April 2019 and recieved confirmation on the 03rd of May 2019 from the United States Government. Despite that his name was not in the Second quarter report and his spokesmen insisted that it will definitely be carried in the third quarter report.
However the third quarter report, signed and released on the 30th of October 2019, and to be published on the 12th of November 2019 has been made available via https://www.govinfo.gov/…/…/FR-2019-11-12/pdf/2019-24474.pdf , and Mr. Rajapaksa's name is still not mentioned here.
Given these facts, is Mr. Rajapaksa legally able to contest at a Presidential Election in Sri Lanka? If elected, will he able to take oaths and discharge the duties of the office? Isn't it our right as duly concerned citizens to know the truth about his citizenship? With 6 days to go for the election, Sri Lanka awaits his answer. We have heard enough about passports. Prove that he is no longer an American citizen!
Legal Source on immigration - https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/6039G
Federal Registry - https://www.govinfo.gov/…/…/FR-2019-11-12/pdf/2019-24474.pdf