The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) announces that no Coordinating Secretaries of ACMC Leader, Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have been arrested in Mannar, contrary to such speculations in the social media on 30 April. ACMC denies that the arrested individual is part of Minister Bathiudeen’s staff.
It has been reported that this individual was arrested with a number of detonators during a search operation on the night of 29 April. Even though this individual, Mohamed Zanus, was a former Member with Mantai West PS representing ACMC, he is not affiliated with ACMC anymore after he resigned voluntarily.
The two officially appointed Coordinating Secretaries of Minister Bathiudeen at present are Mr Jailabdeen Mohammed Naleem and Mr Irshad Rahmathulla. They both attend to their duties regularly at the Ministry offices, Colombo 3 and not in Mannar.