The court of appeal has decided to take up the petition filed against Gotabaya on Wednesday.
The petition is lodged on the issue of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s citizenship.
Gotabaya is the brother of formner Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Two civil society activist has flied a petition seeking the court to deliver an order suspending his issuance of passport and national identity card.
The petitioners alleged that the presidential candidate has obtained a passport and NIC claiming that he revoked his US citizenship. While Mahinda Rajapaksa has declined the allegations.