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Employees of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka kidnapped

A local employee of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, has been detained by Unknown longer periods of time against their will and threatened. You should be business-relevant information. Switzerland has cited the sri Lankan Ambassador to the EDA .

Switzerland will consider the incident as a "very serious and unacceptable attack" on one of their diplomatic missions and their employees, said Pierre-Alain Eltschinger, a spokesman for the foreign Department of the EDA, at the request of the news Agency Keystone SDA to a report from the online portal lankanewsweb.net.

The platform had reported, the employees of the Swiss Embassy, was abducted on Monday in a white Van and after two hours released. The Kidnapped is said to have been interrogated during this time about one of sri Lanka's top officials. This is according to escaped to a report in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) on Wednesday in Switzerland.

The DFA said in a written statement, upon request, a "serious security incident" at the Swiss Embassy in Colombo. Switzerland calls on sri Lankan authorities for a swift and full investigation of the backgrounds. Further, they demanded that the perpetrators be held accountable and to the safety of the Swiss representation in Colombo and its employees, are fully guaranteed.

note of protest to Prime Minister

These demands, the Swiss Ambassador in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse and foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has submitted together with a protest note. In Bern, the FDFA has cited the sri Lankan Ambassador.

Whether the kidnapping has a connection with the aforementioned alleged escape of a high level sri Lankan investigation officers in Switzerland, remained unclear. The state Secretariat for Migration (SEM) did not want to confirm on request the report from the NZZ. Individual cases were not commented out of respect for the personality protection.

According to the newspaper report, the officials of Sri Lanka should have left already on Sunday, and in Switzerland, asylum-seek. The sri Lankan authorities have withdrawn the bodyguards, although the man's death, have received threats. The top officials investigated cases of corruption and human rights violations in his country, especially during the first Rajapaksa regime from 2005 to 2015. The Clan has denied the allegations always. (step/sda)

Created: 27.11.2019, 15:27 PM

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