Swiss govt. seeks permission to take embassy staffer to Switzerland
Posted on December 4th, 2019

Courtesy Ada Derana

The Foreign Ministry of Switzerland and the Swiss Ambassador in Sri Lanka has requested permission to take the Swiss embassy staffer, who allegedly was involved in an abduction incident, to Switzerland, revealed Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

Speaking at a press conference today (04), Gunawardena stated that the Swiss government has requested permission to fly the alleged victim and her family to Switzerland on an ambulance aircraft, citing health issues.

However, the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court has already issued an order preventing the said staffer from leaving the country.

Gunawardena stated that a Sri Lankan, who hasn’t verified their identity using either NIC or a passport, cannot be allowed to leave the country, especially without even obtaining a statement. This was relayed to the Ambassador, he added.

The press conference was also participated by Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Ariyasinghe and State Minister of International Cooperation Susil Premajayantha.

One Response to “Swiss govt. seeks permission to take embassy staffer to Switzerland”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    PLEASE LET HER AND HER FAMILY GO TO SWITZERLAND, AS SHE IS GIVEN A CHANCE BY THE SWISS EMBASSY, WITH EVERYTHING FREE. NEVERTHELESS THE COURT ORDER SHOULD BE OBEYED, AND PERMISSION SHOULD BE SOUGHT BY COURT WITHOUT MUCH ADO. IAM SURE COURT WILL GRANT PERMISSION IF CORRECT PROCEDURE TO DEAL WITH COURT IS FOLLOWED. BUDDHU SARANAI.

    SWISS EMBASSY SHOULD FOLLOW ACCEPTED PROTOCOL, IN DEALING WITH HOST GOVERNMENT, AND SHOULD NOT DO ANYTHING TO EMBARRASS ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GOVERNMENT.

    I BELIEVE THE AMBASSODOR SHOULD CLEAR HIS CONSCIENCE WITH FRIENDLY OVERTURES TO THE GOVERNMENT, IF THERE WAS ANY LAPSE AT ALL.

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