SJB Vanni District MP Rishad Bathiudeen who is in remand custody was brought to parliament today clad in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as a precaution as he’s under 14 days quarantine  before being shifted to prison.

Bathuidenen who was taken into custody on Monday and subsequently remanded was brought to parliament by prison authorities in keeping with a written request from the Serjeant-at Arms .

The MP was also allocated a special seat inside the Chamber so as to ensure social distancing.

Party  Leaders in parliament decided to facilitate the MP to attend sittings in keeping with the Parliament (Powers & Privileges ) Act.