Swiss incident- No evidence of an abduction: CID

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The CID on Thursday informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that there was no evidence to show any connection to an alleged abduction of the Swiss Embassy employee Garnier Banister Francis.

The CID in its report said it was revealed from the statement given by Ms Francis to the CID that there had not been an incident near St. Bridget's Convent even though she had told the embassy officials that the alleged incident happened there.

It said Ms. Francis had informed the CID that on December 8 and 9 that the alleged incident had occurred near the Palmyrah Court Apartment in Kollupitiya

The CID said according to CID investigations so far, no evidence has been revealed about any incident at No:20,2/2, Palmyrah Court, Palmyrah Avenue, Colombo 03 as claimed by her.

It said a further statement would be recorded because they needed to be thoroughly investigated.

The CID said it had been unable to record her full statement on December 8 as she had fainted twice while giving her statement and investigations into the incident are still in progress and that it had not completed recording her statements.

The CID said during the recording of the statement, the suspect had given her statement in the hearing of the embassy doctor and embassy officials, who were close by and that it needed to record a statement from two other individuals whose names were revealed from her telephone details which includes another embassy official. (Nimathi Ranasinghe)

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  • European Tourist Saturday, 14 December 2019 08:21 AM

    Rajapaksas may be very powerful in the Sinhalese community but they have to know that Switzerland is not going to tolerate this “ CID CIRCUS “ for too long.

    Mm Saturday, 14 December 2019 08:33 AM

    A Buffalo citizen who would sell the Country to gain selfish needs

    Tim Saturday, 14 December 2019 08:53 AM

    Victim is victimised. This is crazy....

    Gayan Saturday, 14 December 2019 08:57 AM

    The Swiss govt should apologize.

    S Wijeratne Saturday, 14 December 2019 09:00 AM

    How can we trust CID now, since present government stated that CID was corrupted and political motivated institute

    Mandayan Saturday, 14 December 2019 03:49 PM

    What a claim by CID!! The victim asked you to find the evidence and you can't simply say it is NOT available without investigating. A western Embassy or its staff can't enact a drama which would be illegal as per their country law.

    Hautaum Saturday, 14 December 2019 03:51 PM

    no/not enough of intelligence of CIDs/staff ?Were aductors interligents? Incidents have/not evidence. Soseek for the circumstances without pradiction. Fainted twice and need of respect/friendly manner.

    Ruwan Saturday, 14 December 2019 03:58 PM

    Final report (as predicted): The victim abducted her self and made false allegations. Naduth hamuduruwange, baduth hamuduruwange. Wonder of asia.

    Yankee Dude Saturday, 14 December 2019 04:43 PM

    So , She abducted her ownself ? .

    vithura Saturday, 14 December 2019 04:48 PM

    Back to their old ways, repercussions of this will be at the next crunch UNHCR hearing!

    Sajith Saturday, 14 December 2019 06:54 PM

    Well suck it up, after all CID said there was also "no evidence" against "Dr" Saafi. All of you who happily accepted this statement from the CID regarding Saafi should also accept this.

    ram Saturday, 14 December 2019 08:57 PM

    most of the time, criminals commit their crimes by making sure that there is no evidence left or destroying any evidence or intimidating witness. Investigations are done to coverup the crimes so it will allow to commit further crimes.

    RAM Saturday, 14 December 2019 08:59 PM

    two drivers who were witness of white van abductions went to news conference during the election have been arrested. According them, after white van abductions, people were slaughtered and fed their parts to crocodile (BBC)

    ram Saturday, 14 December 2019 09:21 PM

    this is similar to white van abductions happened before UNF formed the government. MS was a defense ministry during the white van abductions and he cannot say that he doesn't know anything about it.

    johan Saturday, 14 December 2019 09:25 PM

    Normally abduction cases are mysterious. Truth will not come out easily.SL will try to defend its citizens Whilst Swiss will be interested to ascertain whether the new SL CID is trying to tap its privacy

    ram Saturday, 14 December 2019 09:45 PM

    there person who commanded white van abductions murders and who commanded shelling at hospitals and other civilian targets is the same person. Orders came from the same person because all of them are crimes against humanity. Who is that person? Readers can guess who that person is.

    kumar Saturday, 14 December 2019 10:05 PM

    What CID and the Government are doing is only to prepare evidence to prove that the accusation is false and destroy the evidences that are favorable to the victim.

    ram Sunday, 15 December 2019 11:34 AM

    this emphasizes that the only international war crime inquiry can deliver justice to the victims of war crimes

    Ananda S. L. Sunday, 15 December 2019 04:58 PM

    It seems like this woman is a victim of a scam with two purposes. One to get refugee status and move to Switzerland and the next is to tanish the image of the current administration. Someone is using her. It is good to get into the bottom of the issue and clear the good name of the nation or good name of the woman by disclosing the actors behind this drama.

    Lion King Sunday, 15 December 2019 05:18 PM

    No CCTV evidence No Witness No Phone records Contradicting statements ****Swiss Circus***

    Neil Monday, 16 December 2019 09:22 AM

    If it was a drama to seek refuge in Switzerland, the lady probable didn't have to do this. Can we trust CID?.


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