Swiss local staffer gives a statement to CID

8 December 2019 07:29 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Swiss Embassy local staffer-Garnier Banister Francis- who claimed that she was allegedly abducted by unidentified men, today arrived at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and given a statement on the alleged incident, informed sources said.

The local staffer arrived at the CID with several diplomatic officials and lawyers in several diplomatic vehicles around 4.30 pm today.

Sources said that she was directed to the Chief Judicial Medical Officer for a medical report. 

Last week, the Court issued an order preventing her from leaving the country and also ordered CID to record a statement from her on or before December 9.

Early this week, the Embassy claimed that her health was deteriorating and requested the government to allow the employee and her family to travel in a special ambulance aircraft to a hospital in Switzerland.

However, the government turned down the request saying she cannot be allowed to leave the country without giving a statement.

Addressing a special media conference at the Ministry, Minister Gunawardena said the sequence of events in connection with the incident attempted to give a wrong picture of newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.



  Comments - 8

  • Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 08 December 2019 08:18 PM

    One who sent White Vans will do it again and again

    Ranji Aiya Monday, 09 December 2019 08:10 AM

    Obviously Election results shows massive amount of people wants the White Van culture..

    Mm Monday, 09 December 2019 08:31 AM

    Wolfsrein You sound like someone be older the country under falls pretense

    johan Sunday, 08 December 2019 08:19 PM

    Now Up to the Govt. to verify and apprehend the culprits rather than defending.CCTV close to Japanese Embassy also could be cross checked with her statement

    Gayan Sunday, 08 December 2019 08:29 PM

    7 days to practice the statement.

    Max Monday, 09 December 2019 07:26 AM

    I love the way government has handled this case up to now.

    Doctor Monday, 09 December 2019 08:24 AM

    Make public the medical report.

    Winthurtre man Monday, 09 December 2019 11:06 AM

    Ambassador and his staff eat the dead rope given by this lier,but she seems to know fair deal of espionage the embassy got involved

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