Rishad Bathiudeen appears before CID

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today.

Police Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne told the Colombo Gazette that the former Parliamentarian was summoned by the CID to record a statement with regard to a land in Mannar.

Allegations have been levelled against Bathiudeen over the purchase of 40 acres of land worth Rs.24 million in Talaimannar.

In January, Rifkhan Bathiudeen, the brother of Bathiudeen was ordered to be remanded till February 2020 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne for allegedly obtaining the possession of the land on a fraudulent deed.  

Police Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne said Rishad Bathiudeen had arrived at the CID on Tuesday (14) to record a statement in this regard.

Bathiudeen, who was resummoned by the CID to record further statements, arrived at the CID this morning, SP Senaratne added.

He left after giving a statement to the CID for around four hours. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Yes. CID must step up verification of previous statements by his brothers.
    Hence, Rishard will have to make his way to the CID on several more times.

    It is a patient and a slow process into a complex investigation spanning over a period of time with many names and other issues that will emerge from time to time.


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