Oct 13, 2020

Court rejects request to issue warrant for Bathiudeen (Update)

(Update) - The Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court today (13) rejected a request by the CID to issue a warrant for the arrest of Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen and two others.

Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage informed Police that the charges against the Parliamentarian do not require an arrest warrant and ordered the CID to act accordingly and table facts before Court on Oct. 27. 

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AG orders to obtain warrant for Rishad Bathuideen's arrest

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has directed the Acting IGP to obtain a warrant and arrest Rishad Bathuideen.

He is to be arrested for misappropriation of public funds and violating election laws during the 2019 Presidential election.