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‘Swiss envoy must cooperate with CID’

The media conference of the Ministers’ Secretaries’ Union. Picture by Kelum Liyanage
The media conference of the Ministers’ Secretaries’ Union. Picture by Kelum Liyanage

The Swiss Ambassador in Sri Lanka must provide all the information he has to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) with regard to the alleged abduction and interrogation of a local employee attached to the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, the Ministers’ Secretaries’ Union stressed.

The Chairman of the union, Keerthi Sri Weerasinghe said this incident is a black mark against the country, which damages its image very much.

Weerasinghe was speaking to media at a press conference convened by his union in Kollupitiya yesterday.

According to him, the Opposition MPs including Sajith Premadasa are attempting to sling mud at the new government comparing this incident with CID IP Nishantha Silva’s fleeing to Switzerland soon after the Presidential Eelection.

“MP Premadasa has suddenly come out to make an announcement on this matter, but we are still not aware of this issue completely,” he said.

However, he requested the concerned victim to make a full and fair declaration regarding this matter which concerned the good name of the country and Swiss – Sri Lanka relations.

The Secretary of the union, Ajith Jayasundara speaking on the occasion said 90 percent of the ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers of the previous government have not handed over their official residences and vehicles back to the government so far.

He said the Ministers’ Secretaries’ Union made a request to the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration to take necessary steps in this regard.

“The former ministers’ failure to return the official residences and the vehicles at the end of their tenure is an offence under the Public Property Act. Legal action can be taken against them under its provisions,” he said.

In addition, Jayasundara requested the political parties to allocate a 50 percent quota from the nomination lists for the educated and academics at the upcoming elections including the next general election.

A minister with knowledge of their assigned portfolio is helpful for them to successfully carry on their duties and this development has not taken place for a long time, he said.

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