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,