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Swiss Embassy employee questioned by CID for third time

The Swiss Embassy employee who is alleged to have been abducted and assaulted recently had arrived at the CID yesterday for the third time and recorded a four hour statement.

She had arrived at the CID in a Swiss Embassy vehicle yesterday as on the previous two occasions. Previously, the alleged victim had given a statement to the CID on Sunday followed by a five hour statement to the CID last Monday.

She reported to the CID to record a statement subsequent to a court order which required her to give a statement to the CID prior to December 9 and also issued a directive preventing her from leaving the country until the same date. However, the Colombo Fort Magistrate had extended the order preventing her from leaving the country until December 12.

The Swiss Embassy employee was also ordered to be examined by a JMO. However, when she was produced at the National Hospital, the embassy officials had objected to her being examined by a male JMO. Therefore, she was then examined by a female JMO on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Global Sri Lankan Forum Executive Committee had written to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland regarding this incident, adding that they find the development of the alleged incident has been sensationalized and is ill-intended with the intention of discrediting the newly elected president of Sri Lanka. They allege that the main group that stands to gain by this kind of abduction story is the pro-Tamil terrorist Diaspora in Switzerland.

Media reports suggested that the Swiss Ambassador to Sri Lanka had been summoned to Switzerland to be questioned regarding the said incident, based on the letter sent to the Swiss Government by the Global Sri Lankan Forum. However, when the Daily News contacted the Foreign Ministry regarding this matter, the Ministry Spokesperson denied any knowledge of the Swiss Ambassador being recalled.

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