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Swiss Embassy employee records statement with CID

The Swiss Embassy employee who was allegedly abducted and questioned by an unidentified group is reported to have provided a statement to the Criminal Investigation Department(CID) of the Police a short-while ago.

The Government during the last two weeks has been insisting that the employee provide an official statement regarding the incident.

The victim was allegedly kidnapped and questioned on the 25 of November, just one day after a top CID investigator Nishantha Silva left for Switzerland reportedly fearing for his life.

Nishantha Silva was involved in the investigations into high profile criminal cases including disappearances and killings of journalists.

Following the abduction, the Swiss Embassy reported the incident to the Sri Lankan government.

According to the Embassy the victim was not in a state to testify due to her deteriorating health condition following of the incident.

The Foreign Ministry last week said that witness interviews and technical evidence collected by the CID in the preliminary investigation did not corroborate with the victim’s story.

On the 3rd of December, the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court imposed a temporary travel ban on the employee until a complaint was lodged with the police.

The court barred her from leaving the country until 9 December.