All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) Leader Rishad Bathiudeen, who is currently being held by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital this afternoon following an illness.
Police Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana stated that Mr Bathiudeen had complained to CID officers this morning that he was feeling unwell. They had thereafter, taken him to the OPD of the National Hospital.
After being examined by doctors, Mr Bathiudeen admitted to the hospital's Emergency Treatment Unit (ETU).
The ACMC Leader has been in CID custody since April this year after being arrested along with his brother Riyaj Bathiudeen on charges aiding and abetting the Easter Sunday attackers.