Sri Lankan court extends Rishad Bathiudeen’s remand till September 01

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The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court has extended the remand of Former Sri Lankan Minister and Vanni district Member of Parliament Rishad Bathiudeen till September 01 in a case on Easter Sunday attacks.

The former minister was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on April 24 2021 on charges of aiding and abetting terrorist activities by providing special favours to the Colossus Copper Factory owned by Mohamed Inshaf, a suicide bomber in the Easter Sunday attacks. 

When the case was taken up before Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today, the lawyer who appeared for the suspect requested the court to allow him to present facts on behalf of the suspect, The Colombo Page reported. 

After considering the lawyer’s request, the court has ordered that the case be called on August 26 only to make submissions.

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