Rishad further remanded

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was further remanded till the 10th of November by the Fort Magistrate’s Court today.

The Court issued the verdict after rejecting the bail application submitted by the All Ceylon Makkal Congress MP.

Bathiudeen was arrested by officers from the Criminal Investigations Department from a luxury apartment in Dehiwala on the on 19th of October.

He has been accused of violating the law, including Article 82 of the Presidential Elections Act, No. 15 of 1981 by misappropriating public funds to the tune of Rs. 9.5 million when he was the Minister of Industry and Commerce.

The former Minister was accused of misusing 222 buses belonging to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) to transport IDPs from Puttalam to polling stations in Silavathurai, Mannar during the 2019 Presidential Election.

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera had earlier issued orders to the Police to obtain a warrant from court to arrest Bathiudeen. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Yes what about the state lands that were transferred to his friends and relations ? Hope AG is following that up too. These 2 brothers are con merchants. Took advantage of the dopey Sirisena’s Yahapalana regime to scam the country and make their community rich.

  2. Welcome news at last. This crook should pay all the costs and spend few years in prison. What about the Wilpattu illegal land
    encroachment and then transferring them the relatives with bogus deeds ? Hope that will be his next indictment.

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