Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen who was remanded has been transferred to the Colombo Magazine Prison from the Pallansena Quarantine Center in Negombo after a 14 day quarantine period.
It is reported that the former minister is currently being held in a security cell in ward ‘E’ amidst extra security. It is reported the former Minister is avoiding leaving his cell due to the spread of Covid 19 within the prison.
He was arrested on October 19 in connection with the alleged misuse of government property.
The Attorney General had instructed police to arrest Bathiudeen in connection with the alleged misuse of government funds to transport voters from Puttalam to Mannar during last year’s Presidential elections.