Swiss embassy staffer to face NIMH medical board today

19 December 2019 08:55 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Switzerland Embassy local staffer, Garnier Banister Francis – who was arrested and remanded last Monday on the charges of providing fabricated statements to the CID over an alleged abduction – will be produced before specialist psychologists of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at 9:00 a.m. today.

Prison officers are scheduled to produce Garnier Banister Francis before the medical board comprising specialist doctors Pushpa de Silva, Kapila Ranasinghe and Lushan Hettiarachchi, in compliance with the court order directed last Monday on the request of the CID.

The board had been appointed on the instructions of specialist doctor Ajith Thennakoon, Chief Judicial Medical Officer of Colombo.

When Garnier Banister Francis was produced before the medical board earlier, she was arrested on the instructions of the Attorney General (AG) for providing false evidence.

Last Monday, the CID reported facts to court through a b-report and statements were recorded from 30 individuals including Garnier’s husband Pradeep Elmo Francis and Dushanthi Selvaraj, a teacher residing at Palmyra Apartments in Bambalapitiya.

The case is fixed for December 30. (Nimanthi Ranasinghe)

  Comments - 4

  • N.S. Nanayakkara Thursday, 19 December 2019 09:51 AM

    Easy method to get Swiss citizenship- Stage a bogus abduction by a white van. Go Crying to the Swiss embassy. The fools in the Embassy will grant you political asylum within 24 hours.

    Sokrates Thursday, 19 December 2019 10:08 AM

    In this way also Hitler got rid of unwanted people. The woman had guaranteed no mental problems before her kidnapping, otherwise she would never have been employed by the Swiss embassy. If this humiliated and tortured woman now has psychological problems, it would be no wonder. It looks like Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" is Gota's favorite read.

    Sudda Thursday, 19 December 2019 12:05 PM

    If the whole abduction story was a fabrication, then she really has a mental problem!

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 19 December 2019 10:25 AM

    Never mess with Gota.

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