Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department during a raid in Dehiwela on Monday (19).
Police spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said the ex-Minister was arrested following an operation involving 06 Police teams.
He added Rishad Bathiudeen is currently in CID custody and is to be produced in Court.
Further investigations are underway.
The Ex-Minister is charged with Criminal Misappropriation of Public Funds and Violation of Election Laws with regard to the Transportation of IDPs in CTB buses to vote at the 2019 Presidential Election.