During parliamentary session on December 1st, All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) MP Rishad Bathiudeen declared his intent to pursue legal action against multiple state officials, including former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Bathiudeen alleged that there was a deliberate attempt orchestrated by Rajapaksa and the Director of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) to falsely incriminate him and ensure his imprisonment for political motives.
He accused the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of pressuring state officials under his jurisdiction to fabricate allegations against him. Bathiudeen claimed that due to their refusal to comply, he has been exonerated from all charges previously brought against him.
In response, Bathiudeen announced his plans to file a lawsuit next week against these officials, seeking redress and compensation for what he perceives as wrongful detention and the alleged orchestrated campaign against him.