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Rishad can’t attend parliament, says Minister; AG says no legal impediment

COLOMBO (News 1st): MP Rishad Bathiudeen cannot be brought to parliament as he was arrested and detained under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act, said Public Security Minister Rear Admiral (Retd) Dr.

Sarath Weerasekara on Wednesday (05).“By doing so it would obstruct the ongoing investigations,” said the Minister adding these investigations relate to National Security.“If information surrounding the investigations are revealed to parliament using parliament privileges, suspects who are to be arrested in the future may flee or prepare themselves to face the inquiry,” he added.However, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa reprimanded the minister for failing to mention the matters of national security with regard to facilitating.

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