UNF Parliamentary Group Decides To Appoint Parliamentary Select Committee To Probe Allegations Against Rishad Bathiudeen

The United National Front (UNF) Parliamentary group decided to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee to probe allegations against ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen who is currently facing a no-confidence motion in Parliament.

The UNF group met in Parliament today to discuss the current political situation including the no-confidence motions presented by the Joint Opposition and the JVP. The meeting was attended all political parties representing the UNF coalition.

"Bathiudeen has indicated that he is ready to face any investigation over the allegations levelled against him. That is why we decided to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee that will investigate the allegations against him, " a UNP Parliamentarian said.

He added that the Parliamentary Select Committee would decide whether Bathiudeen had any involvement with the extremist militant groups in the Eastern province.

The Opposition last week handed over a no-confidence motion against Bathiudeen to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya with 66 signatures.

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