Police launch probe over threatening Swiss Embassy worker: FM

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The police and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) are conducting investigations into the alleged incident of threatening a local employee of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka by unknown assailants, the Foreign Ministry (FM) said.

They said the authorities were hopeful of getting the fullest cooperation of the Swiss Embassy regarding the investigations.

On Wednesday, the Swiss Foreign Ministry (FM) confirmed the incident and told swissinfo.ch in a written statement that the woman was threatened in order to force her to disclose “embassy-related information”.

Yesterday, Switzerland promptly reported the incident to the Sri Lankan authorities and demanded an immediate and complete investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The full statement is as follows,

  Comments - 15

  • Anmanpan Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:49 AM

    Too late and the damage is done. Please inform Bandula that there was an abduction.

    Samantha Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:50 AM

    it doesn't matter whether you publish my comment or not.But soon they will loose GSP plus and all EU aid programs. IMF and world Bank loan facilities. Those who responsible must face the UNHCR in March and entire EU countries will take Swiss side.Now Gota and his henchmen can do nothing to prevent.

    Anmanpan Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:52 AM

    In order to save time and money, you may start with the defense secretary.

    SL Thursday, 28 November 2019 10:01 AM

    First Swiss embassy has issued VISA for agvt int top brass to flee the country with loads of CID details /Now this. do they think that a 2 week old Gvt is this stupid to kidnap someone from embassy ? send these AHs in the embassy back to Swisterland. what are they think we are!!! Enough is Enough!

    erode terribile Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:20 AM

    we are FREE!

    Anura Thursday, 28 November 2019 10:04 AM

    good move by police also investigate how Nishantha escaped to Switzerland middle of his duties with his family how quick you can get visa to western country

    Kanaga Jeyas Thursday, 28 November 2019 10:08 AM

    Surely CCTV coverage must be available in and around the embassy to catch the culprit (with no investigation or committees to buy time); unless the service is temporarily discontinued by someone in!

    KOLA KOTIYA Thursday, 28 November 2019 10:20 AM


    Darren Thursday, 28 November 2019 10:25 AM

    Culprit is in presidency now

    Sando Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:12 PM

    Sure they would have done it them selves to discredit the Government. Prabakaran style. CCTV footage must be checked. LTTE links are strong with this Embassy.

    kumar Thursday, 28 November 2019 01:39 PM

    Poor planning. Now has to cover-up.

    Thomas Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:59 PM

    Set a thief to catch a thief

    lord pakeer Thursday, 28 November 2019 04:23 PM

    work of the LTTE sympathisers / diaspora to discredit the GR government. also wonder how an security personal was granted visa without any leave approval letter from the respective organisation.

    craig Thursday, 28 November 2019 04:47 PM

    What would GR have said if somebody abducted a U.S. Embassy staff member and tried to find out if he was a citizen or not?

    Jack H Thursday, 28 November 2019 07:23 PM

    Swiss embassy seems to be den of espionage

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