Government has no deals with Rishad Bathiudeen – President
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says ensuring national security is the first and foremost responsibility of the government.
Issuing a statement the President said he is not prepared to hand over power of arresting or arbitrarily releasing people to politicians, as he claimed happened in the past.
The Head of State added he will also take action to rectify any omissions or mistakes made by relevant authorities or officials.
The President also reiterated that the government has not entered into any political deal with Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen.
President Rajapaksa assured citizens that he will not forsake the trust they placed in him and reiterated he will continue to work towards strengthening the people’s trust.
(Source: News Radio)
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He sounds like Lord Buddha and Jesus Christ combined !
C’mon, Pal, be human.
Good Mr. Prez! Pl. tell us how Mr. Rishad Bathiudeen’s bro was released? He was in Police custody and under which law he was released? Under which deal? Will Mr. Rishad Bathiudeen’s party support 20A now?
After 5 months of investigations, Riyaj Bathiudeen was released as the CID could not find any evidence to file a case against him. Bathiudeen provided a satisfactory explanation to the law enforcement agency on the accusations levelled against him. Hence Riyaj Bathiutheen was released from custody; there was no involvement of Courts or Magistrates in the release. The CID must achieve 100% success in its prosecutions unlike in the past.
As a progressive political party, I strongly encourage Riyadh Bathiudeen and his MP’s to support the 20A, empowering the SLPP led Govt to deliver the aspirations of majority voters in the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
Rishad Bathiutheen’s Party should sit in Parliament as an independent group and support the Govt in progressive legislation such as 20A.
There is no point hanging around with the bogus Samagi Jana Balavegaya and its idiot, thuggish, dumb and corrupt leader, Modadasa.
Eventually, Modadasa’s followers will be:
-Maddumabandara – corrupt and inefficient, who couldn’t handle the security portfolio in YP
-Kabir Hashim – couldn’t handle portfolios in YP and poor leadership as chairman, UNP
-Harin Fernando – of ‘Google Baloon’ fame, saved his own life at the cost of 265 lives lost on Easter Sunday
Harsha de Silva – claims a PhD but does not have a clue in anything including Economics or Politics
-Rajitha Senaratne – the less said the better