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Ex-CID Director provides 6 hour statement over Swiss Emb. staffer case

Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekara has provided a 6 hour statement to the CID with regard to the investigations carried out on Swiss Embassy staffer Garnia Bannister Francis.

Abeysekara was summoned to the CID today(23) following investigations into the tele-conversations of Francis.

The CID observes that Francis kept in touch with Lake House chairman Krishantha Cooray, former employee of Lake House Darisha Bastian, IP Nishantha Silva and Abeysekara during the time period the alleged abduction took place.

Further, the CID had recently reported to the court that IP Silva had engaged in a telephone conversation with Abeysekara for nearly 9 minutes before departing to Switzerland.

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