Rishad Bathiudeen

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Rishad Bathiudeen
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Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Assumed office
23 April 2010
President Maithripala Sirisena
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
D. M. Jayaratne
Minister of Resettlement & Disaster Relief Services
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Vanni District
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1972-11-27) November 27, 1972 (age 44)
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party All Ceylon Makkal Congress
Residence 26B Summit Flats, Keppetipola Mawatha, Colombo 05
Alma mater University of Moratuwa
Profession Engineer
Religion Islam
Website [1]

Abdu Rishad Bathiudeen is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and the Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka since April 2010. He is the Leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) Party, a registered political party in Sri Lanka. Bathiudeen was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Vanni Electoral District in December 2001 and was re-elected in April 2004 after which he was again re-elected in April 2010 and 2015 June from the same Electoral District which comprises Vavuniya, Mannar and Mullathivu Administrative Districts. Rishad Bathiudeen holds a National Diploma in Technology (NDT) in Civil Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Engineering (C.I.E.), UK.

Willpattu Deforestation[edit]

Several environmental organizations and civil organizations accused Minister Rishad Bathiudeen for deforestation of the Wilpattu National Park. Resettlement in the Kallaru forest had commenced in 2011 and 2012 under Northern Spring (Uthuru Wasanthaya) project under Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has strongly affected the forest area.[1] However Rishad Bathiudeen denied the allegations. [2]

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