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A local employee of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka has been temporarily kidnapped and threatened by unknown assailants in what the Swiss Foreign Ministry has called a “serious and unacceptable attack”, Swissinfo news reported today.

On Wednesday, the Swiss Foreign Ministry (FM) confirmed the incident and has told swissinfo.ch in a written statement that the woman was threatened in order to force her to disclose “embassy-related information”.

“Switzerland promptly reported the incident to the Sri Lankan authorities and is demanding an immediate and complete investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident,” wrote Ministry Spokesman Pierre-Alain Eltschinger.

The Sri Lankan ambassador to Switzerland has also been summoned to the foreign ministry in Bern, he added.

The foreign ministry has not said what the perpetrators were looking for.

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  • Mokan Kosappu Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:52 PM

    White Van

    Siri dissanayake Thursday, 28 November 2019 07:36 AM

    I don't think so..it can be a work of IP Nishantha and company to disgrace the new government.

    Thomas Thursday, 28 November 2019 08:42 AM

    White Van has commenced the 1st trip with the kidnap of Swiss Embassy local staff.

    Wasp Thursday, 28 November 2019 06:32 AM

    It's clear the perps were looking for Geetha's file!!!

    max Thursday, 28 November 2019 06:47 AM

    Its an interrogation regarding nalaka case by cid.

    suresh Jayaweera Thursday, 28 November 2019 08:02 AM

    extremely poorly written article, and old news

    Prasanna Thursday, 28 November 2019 08:33 AM

    the white van game began's

    TONY Thursday, 28 November 2019 08:44 AM

    LETS PLAY

    Jayt Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:00 AM

    Who is this employee. Is she or hi is a Tamil

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:22 AM

    Ha Ha... I thought this will take some time to start but already has. Good for the 72% southern yakkos who voted for this kabal.

    Yehiya Thursday, 28 November 2019 10:12 AM

    Its very shame

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 28 November 2019 10:53 AM

    I could clearly now the Van has gone..

    Marcian Christopher Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:18 PM

    No comment from our Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the visit of our Ambassador to FM in Bern. He must be still unaware of this incident. Usual story of our govt. ministers. "I don't know"


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