Government insists no move to rope in Rishad

The Government today insisted that there is no move to give any post to former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen.

The Catholic Church suspected there was some hidden deal after Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother, who was linked to the Easter Sunday attacks, was released on bail this week.

However a number of Ministers today insisted that Bathiudeen will not be given a post in the Government.

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa said that the Government maintains its stand that it will not have any dealings with extremists.

Cabinet spokesman, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that since there are some concerns over Bathiudeen he should not be taken into the Government.

Minister Wimal Weerawansa said that the Government is not stupid to have any deals with Bathiudeen.

He said that if any attempt is made to allow Bathiudeen to join the Government he will be chased out.

Meanwhile Bathiudeen said that his party, the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), does not have any agreement with the Government nor has it had any talks with the Government. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Some politicos are frightened of the underhand deals they negotiated with Bsthiudeen brothers and do not want the ‘cat out of the bag’. Yahapalana regime never brought any members of the SLPP to task over well publicised corruption, so it is a matter of ‘you scratch my back and I will scratch yours’

  2. Wake me up from this horror dream. The release of the tanker prior to settle the cost of damage, is disastrous as we have been taken for suckers for many a times(CB robbery/Sri Lnkan Airlines.,etc) and have seen the dues going by default. One can bet that, even the cargo of environment damaging junk containers shipped back to the country of origin, will be turned back as well. Now, with the authorities going hell for leather to charge Rishad Bathiudeens’ brother showing us that there is ample proof and even the strangely fattened bank accounts, will now see him by his release, been exonerated. Miracles do happen here and various deals including the ones that come from a stable and sty. “Oh Tempora,Oh Mores”. Well,one still remains in hope in one who,stands fair, stands clean, stands firm and stands tall. Is it to be or not to be.

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