A 28-year-old Swedish woman has been reported missing during a trip to Sri Lanka, leaving only a Facebook message to say that she had been robbed and beaten.
Marie Jonsson Sillén from Vargarda in Vastergotland in central Sweden went missing in early March while on a holiday to Sri Lanka. She was due to return to Sweden last Monday.
Interpol issued a missing persons on March 16th and the Swedish police, foreign ministry and Sweden's embassy in New Delhi are all involved in the search for the missing Swede.
A woman claiming to be the 28-year-old has reported to have been in contact with the local authorities by telephone.
"It is not yet confirmed that it is her," Pia Roed at the Foreign Ministry told news agency TT.
Jonsson Sillén's disappearance is described as 'mysterious' and the last confirmed correspondence from her was a Facebook message posted on March 5th, and an email sent to her best friend a couple of days later, according to the Expressen daily.
In the Facebook post the 28-year-old described how she had been robbed and beaten and there are fears that she has been kidnapped.
A woman who had met Jonsson Sillén on the plane to Sri Lanka and spent the first few days of their holiday together with her, has confirmed that she met her again in the Mirissa Beach area of Sri Lanka and was told of her ordeal.
Jonsson Sillén was reported to be in the company of a western man and a Sri Lankan woman and the woman took this to mean that she was being given help.
"It was first when the woman came home that she realised that Marie had disappeared," Jonsson Sillén's friend Nathalie told the newspaper.
Source : The Local
Comments - 17
local boy Monday, 21 March 2011 09:34 AM
banda Monday, 21 March 2011 10:30 AM
can it be white van
Raaj Monday, 21 March 2011 10:55 AM
Hope they find this lady
Chamalka Monday, 21 March 2011 11:24 AM
Don't expect justice in a Banana Republic ..
tma Monday, 21 March 2011 11:25 AM
Not good for SL tourism.
Konde bendapu china Monday, 21 March 2011 12:21 PM
hope she is all right
Guru2 Monday, 21 March 2011 12:19 PM
Very fishy sounding.
matta Monday, 21 March 2011 12:36 PM
SL means Safe Land: This land belong to you .This land belongs to me and all of you.............
Yehiya-Doha Monday, 21 March 2011 12:42 PM
chint-ENDORSEMEnt Monday, 21 March 2011 01:30 PM
SL situation is still not good? still problem?
Gabriel Monday, 21 March 2011 01:26 PM
Hope the Police find the fact behind this !, I am pretty sure, No True Srilankan will harm her!!!
Arun Monday, 21 March 2011 01:51 PM
very bad for our country and for our reputation.... this will effect tourism....
Noah Monday, 21 March 2011 02:03 PM
the robber has provided internet facility to her??
nizam Monday, 21 March 2011 02:22 PM
come on srilankans if you want your economy to boost, you have to rely on tourism. this kind of bloody things will spoil the country's reputation.
Mewan Monday, 21 March 2011 02:39 PM
Why the hell don't you get out from this Banana Republic.
Guru2 Monday, 21 March 2011 02:53 PM
She's turned up in Galle!
KD Monday, 21 March 2011 08:59 PM
Too bad. Diaspora lost the chance to say "It's the white van"
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