Letter opposing Riyadh Bathiudeen release submitted to President

Letter opposing Riyadh Bathiudeen release submitted to President

Letter opposing Riyadh Bathiudeen release submitted to President

Written by Azra Assan

10 Oct, 2020 | 10:21 pm

A letter opposing the release of Riyadh Bathiudeen, the brother of Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, who was arrested on the charges of aiding and abetting the April 21st Attack, was handed over to the President and Prime Minister bearing the signatures of 100 ruling party Parliamentarians.

“First, it was signed by Mahindananda Aluthgamage and I signed the letter after him.By placing our signatures,we expect to remove the uncertainty around this matter”, Minister of Lands S.M.Cahndrasena said.

The Minister also called for a fair and just investigation into the matter.

“As the Government, we are not connected to his release in any way. What we think is, there is some invisible force behind his release”,said State Minister Shehan Semasinghe commenting on the matter.

Opposition Parliamentarians have also weighed in on the matter. Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Chaminda Wijesiri claimed a deal has been struck between the Government and Rishad Bathiudeen unbeknownst to the country.

“The subject minister accepted that he has not been involved in terrorist activity. This Government is run by three people”, MP Chaminda Wijesiri said.

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