‘Why should I resign’: Bathiudeen

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The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) on Saturday recorded over five-hour long statement from Minister Rishad Bathiudeen over an alleged financial misappropriation.

Police said the minister was summoned by the FCID to record a statement in connection with financial misappropriation which had taken place when importing 257,000 Mt of rice for Lanka Sathosa during the years 2014/15.

When journalist asked the minister who was leaving the FCID, about his statement that he would resigned if the President and the Prime Minister asked, the minister said “I have done nothing wrong. media mafia has convicted me and why should I resign”.

He said the select committee was appointed and he would give answers to the select committee

When asked about the no-confidence motion against him, the minister said “ We are ready for NCM because we have done nothing wrong”. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

 

 

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  • Mm Monday, 27 May 2019 09:24 AM

    Because the majority of the public would like to see you out.

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 27 May 2019 09:35 AM

    "I have done nothing wrong" is the standard comment of all politicians when they are accused of unlawful acts.

    shan Monday, 27 May 2019 09:40 AM

    Simple reason is, because a terrorist should not be in Parliament

    Sunil Monday, 27 May 2019 09:49 AM

    There are many reasons, not only as to why you should resign but why you should be put behind bars for good. The reasons that you site are as good as those of the bank robber. This is what happens when we have two scarecrows as our president and pm. To all of you, we say, vanish without ruining the country even further.

    Ice Monday, 27 May 2019 10:47 AM

    Well said Sunil!!

    Mano Monday, 27 May 2019 12:17 PM

    The motto is good governance and you have lost the confidence of the public and the 30 department s you control cannot malfunction till you rebuild the reputation.

    DanielHill@ Monday, 27 May 2019 12:18 PM

    You behaved as you are above the law, but having you mean loose more votes and more seats in parliament, now time to discard you and show the direction to walikada

    rbh Monday, 27 May 2019 03:12 PM

    Most of the minister were asked to resign even Primeminister Ranil Field Marshal S Fonseka and this is situation arisen target. achieving something political gains knowing the current situation.


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