Alleged victim slapped with ’unofficial’ overseas travel ban

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Following the controversy surrounding the alleged detention of an employee attached to the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, Daily Mirror learns an 'unofficial alert' had been issued at the airport to prevent the victim from leaving the country till the end of investigations.

A top government source said attempts were underway to fly the alleged victim out of the country due to claims of her ailing health, but the CID was yet to record a statement from her over the alleged detention by an unidentified group last week.

Although investigations into the complaint lodged by the Swiss Ambassador are underway, the CID said it was yet to gain access to the victim's statement.

"The alert has been issued to the airport staff as a precautionary measure. It is vital that the victim makes the statement in order to ascertain what exactly happened," the source said.

A statement by the Foreign Ministry on Sunday night said Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha together with Defence Secretary Major General Kamal Gunaratne and relevant officials met with Swiss Ambassador Hanspeter Mock and the Deputy Chief of Mission and briefed them on the progress of the probe by the CID.

The ministry advised that while the embassy had not presented the alleged victim to be interviewed by law enforcement officials despite their request to do so, based on information provided by the Swiss Mission last Friday, the investigation was nevertheless conducted.

"The ambassador was presented with clear evidence that the sequence of events and timeline of the alleged incident, as formally presented by the Swiss mission to the CID on behalf of the victim, did not correspond with the actual movements of the victim on that date, as borne out by witness interviews and technical evidence including Uber records, CCTV footage, telephone records and GPS data," the ministry said.

  Comments - 11

  • dickie bird Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:39 AM

    Swiss Embassy must know to respect

    Anmanpan Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:45 AM

    So they have the victims telephone records. The cat is out of the bag. Difficult to lie, and then you need more lies.

    CHULANI Tuesday, 03 December 2019 11:02 AM

    Alert also at Jaffna

    Dharma Tuesday, 03 December 2019 11:22 AM

    It is the responsibility of the Head of Mission to clear the dark clouds surrounding the alleged abduction drama staged by interested parties to discredit new smart president of srilanka

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 03 December 2019 12:24 PM

    Why do you want to block the victim from leaving the country? Is it because their is more hidden stuff that GOSL wants to hide?

    Sando Tuesday, 03 December 2019 12:45 PM

    This Woman may be an Ex LTTE activist. A pawn of the Diaspora. Trying to smuggle her out.

    johan Tuesday, 03 December 2019 12:54 PM

    The HRC must have access to both i.e.the victim and the Govt.authorities, and take some interest to finish this case without dragging

    roobarbie Tuesday, 03 December 2019 01:39 PM

    Good, I hope she will rot in hell for lieing to get a visa to europe. This must be the woman that issued a visa to nishantha kandappa

    kumar Tuesday, 03 December 2019 01:47 PM

    Swiss should understand that this Sri Lanka. Here victims get punishment, criminals are hero. Land of evil forces.

    Nirmal Tuesday, 03 December 2019 02:30 PM

    Will this happen in their country? Their government won't interfere at all until the law authorities interview

    lord pakeer Tuesday, 03 December 2019 04:51 PM

    it is very clear this is a ruse to cover up their issuance of visa to the IP on the pretext of asylum. he most probably was an agent and they took him out! before being exposed! even going thru the comments, only the LTTE sympathisers are make derogatory comments!


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