Friday, 16th April 2021

Court remands Swiss Embassy employee until Dec 30

Colombo, Dec 17 (BAN/ AD): On Monday Colombo Chief magistrate’s Court remanded the Swiss Embassy employee Garnier Banister Francis till December 30. She was arrested for allegedly making false claims.

CID arrested her on Monday afternoon following the instructions of the Attorney General to the IGP to arrest Ms Francis for providing false information and attempting to create unrest in the country.

The Swiss Embassy employee Garnier Banister Francis claimed that on November 25th she was abducted by an unidentified group near the St. Bridget’s Convent in Colombo and assaulted her threatening to disclose “embassy-related information”.

On the instructions of the court she was presented to a panel of psychiatrists on Monday. CID had summoned her for 5th time for questioning. She was also taken to the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer for a forensic examination to ascertain whether she has been assaulted or sexually abused.

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