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Bathiudeen complains to CID over reports he is resettling Rohingya refugees

Sri Lanka's minister of industry and commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen has lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Division over social media posts that allege he is resettling Rohingya Muslims into the country. 

Mr Bathiudeen, the former Sri Lankan Muslim Congress member, vehemently denied the reports and asserted he "has never spoken about the Rohingya refugees". 

He said the social media posts were being published by "an organised group" intending to create false reports about him, the Colombo Page reported. 

Whilst Sri Lankan politicians have been keen to reject any reports of providing assistance to Rohingya refugees, Tamil speaking people across the North-East have demonstrated against the violence perpetrated against the Rohingya population.