Thursday, 24th June 2021

Swiss Embassy employee case: Ex-CID Director questioned for 6 hours

Colombo, Jan 24 (BAN/ AD): On Friday former Director of the CID SSP Shani Abeysekara was questioned for 6 hours by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). His statement was also recorded in connection to the investigations on the Swiss Embassy employee Ganiya Bannister Francis alleged kidnapping. She had claimed that she was abducted and questioned by an unidentified group in a white vehicle.

CID had summoned Abeysekara on Friday for questioning following information uncovered during the investigations that the Swiss Embassy employee allegedly had telephone conversations with the former CID Director.

On Tuesday CID had told court that Ganiya Banister Francis, during the time of the alleged abduction, had contacted several individuals including SSP Abeysekara over the phone using a SIM card under the name Lakna Paranamanna.

Darisha Bastian, Krishantha Cooray and ex-IP Nishantha Silva are currently in Switzerland.

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