Rishad Bathiudeen Says He Will File Legal Action Against Gota and TID Director Over Harassment and Injustice 

December 02, 2023

All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) Leader Rishad Bathiudeen revealed his intention to file legal action against former President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and the Director of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) over what he claims is an injustice committed against him. Bathiudeen, who was under investigation by the TID in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks, alleges coercion, intimidation, and false testimonies.

During his parliamentary statement, Bathiudeen expressed his intent to seek legal recourse against specific individuals involved in what he characterized as an orchestrated plan to file false charges against him. He asserted that high-ranking officials, including the Ministry Secretary, officers, and directors of the Industrial Development Board (IDB), were allegedly coerced into providing false testimony.

Bathiudeen claimed that the underlying motive was to imprison him for a period of five years, suggesting a calculated effort to influence elections by leveraging his potential incarceration. He further alleged harassment directed towards his entire family.

The ACMC Leader's revelations shed light on the complex dynamics surrounding the investigations into individuals linked to the Easter Sunday attacks.