Alleged abduction of an employee attached to Embassy of Switzerland : Government should not remain silent-Range Bandara

Alleged abduction of an employee attached to Embassy of Switzerland : Government should not remain silent-Range Bandara

Alleged abduction of an employee attached to Embassy of Switzerland : Government should not remain silent-Range Bandara

Written by Staff Writer

27 Nov, 2019 | 9:06 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Opposition revealed certain facts with regard to an incident said to have been faced by an employee at the Switzerland Embassy in Sri Lanka.

UNP MP Thushara Indunil noted that the media must be aware of a female officer attached to the embassy had been abducted and that is how state terrorism is being implemented now.

UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara stated that within 8 days of coming to power the current government has begun to intervene with media affairs. He added that he saw on media that an employee of the Switzerland embassy has been abducted in a white van, questioned and released.

He further added that it was also reported that the Switzerland Ambassador will be meeting the Prime Minister tomorrow to discuss this.

He went on to note that if they are rumours the government should provide answers and if they remain silent they would have to assume that rumours are true.

Following views were expressed at the cabinet media briefing in this regard.

Meanwhile, Minister Bandula Gunawardena, the co-cabinet spokesperson noted that they do not have any information on the matter and the Inspector General of Police will issue an official release.

In addition, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinesh Gunawardena said on Twitter that Ambassador of Switzerland Hanspeter Mock paid a courtesy call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

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