No legal barrier inhibiting Bathiudeen from attending parliamentary sittings: Speaker

The Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene stated today (16) that MP Rishad Bathiudeen may attend parliamentary sittings next week if he seeks to do so.

“There is no legal barrier which will inhibit this from taking place,” the Speaker told The Morning.

Sergeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando also confirmed to The Morning that he has requested the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to facilitate the arrival of MP Rishad Bathiudeen at the Parliament next week.