Mar 06, 2015 (LBO) – The bribery allegations made against Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen are politically motivated, the minister said in a media release. I kindly request your esteemed office to expeditiously inquire in to whatever the allegations therein and reveal the outcome to the general public of Sri Lanka.
Former Minister Johnston Fernando also has submitted his assets declaration to the Bribery Commission, in connection with a complaint lodged against him before the anti-graft panel.
A complaint had been made against him at the Bribery Commission over allegations of bribery and corruption.
Through the mass media of Sri Lanka, I have learnt of a complaint against me lodged at the Commission against Bribery and Corruption today (06 March 2015),
Bathiudeen said in his communique to the Commission.
The allegations are clearly politically motivated and are made by a former candidate who contested the 2013 Northern PC elections under Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and lost,