Committee on Sally, Hizbullah, Rishad: First complaint lodged against Rishad Bathiudeen

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The three-member committee which was appointed to receive complaints on Tuesday (4) against former Western Province Governor Azath Salley, former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, had received only one complaint as at yesterday, the police said.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the complaint was lodged against MP Rishad Bathiudeen the All Island Canteen Owners’ Association Chairman (AICOA) Asela Sampath.

Sampath said he lodged the complained against MP Bathiudeen for mistreating the Sinhalese businessmen through the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) which was under the purview of Industry and Commerce Ministry when he was the subject minister.

He also alleged that Bathiudeen was distributing food commodities through Sathosa, which were unfit for human consumption. The committee was appointed on Tuesday and police said that committee would entertain only written complaints.

Public can lodge complaints with the committee, which is located at the Police Headquarters until June 12 between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm.