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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

Rishad proves MP Weerawansa’s Parliamentary claims fabricated

Colombo, 19 June, (

The Leader of ACMC slammed an opposition MP in Parliament on June 18 for damaging and wild allegations made in the House, which falsely claimed that ACMC leader was related through his family to a woman suicide bomber identified in April 21 Easter Sunday bombings.

Addressing the Parliament on 18 June, ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen MP called Wimal Weerawansa MP’s bluff on his allegations linking Bathiudeen MP’s family to Fathima Ilham, identified as the Dematagoda woman suicide bomber in Easter Sunday Terror Attacks.

Bathiudeen MP also strongly voiced that Weerawansa MP was sowing ethnic hatred in the country by making such false claims not just in recent times but ‘over a period of time.’

• Proves Weerawansa MPs Parliamentary statement totally false, wild
• ‘Spreading ethnic hatred’-Rishad

“Recently, in my absence in Parliament, Wimal Weerawansa MP stated that the Dematagoda woman suicide bomber identified in Easter Sunday Terrorist Attacks was related to my family.

Weerawansa MP reportedly said: "A daughter of brother of Rishad Bathiudeen’s mother was one of the Dematagoda suicide bombers".

Hon Speaker, my mother has no any brothers. Therefore this statement was absolutely false” said Bathiudeen MP and added:

“Hon Weerawansa MP has been making such false statements in this august House over a long period of time. I would like to stress that by making such false allegations Weerawansa MP has been trying to spread ethnic hatred in Sri Lanka since the day of the bombings.”

He further added: “As all his wild allegations against me have been proven to be false, he has even skipped lodging any complaint against me with the Police. And I should also point out that he is abusing the House’ privileges by making such wild allegations against me.”

- Asian Tribune -

Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen MP addresses the Parliament on 18 June.
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