Govt. has no deal with Rishad Bathiudeen, President assures

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the government has not entered into any political deal with parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen.

The President mentioned this posting a message on Facebook.

He says that he is not prepared to hand over the power of arresting or arbitrarily releasing people to politicians.

President Rajapaksa says that he will take actions to rectify any omissions or mistakes made by relevant officials or authorities, if any.

The president further said that he will not forsake the trust placed in him by Sri Lankan citizens.

The full message of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa:

“Ensuring national security is the first and foremost responsibility of my government.

I am not prepared to hand over the power of arresting or arbitrarily releasing people to politicians, as happened in the past.

I will also take actions to rectify any omissions or mistakes made by the relevant authorities or officials.

I emphasize that our government has not entered into any political deal with Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen.

I assure my citizens that I will not forsake the trust that they have placed in me and I will most certainly continue to work towards strengthening the built trust.”