State-owned retail chain under the purview of Islamist minister raided

Wednesday May 08, 2019

The state-owned retail chain, Lanka Sathosa, which comes under the purview of Islamist minister Rishard Bathiudeen, has been raided today.

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Armed Sri Lankan soldiers assisted by sniffer dogs and bomb squads were seen searching the head office of Lanka Sathosa in Colombo.

 

Mr Bathiudeen has long been accused of inciting Tamil - Muslim ethnic tensions by appropriating lands belonging to Tamils in the North and handing them to Muslims.

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