state Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl received on Monday because of the incident with an employee of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, the Sri Lankan Ambassador, based in Berlin, Karunasena Hettiarachchi, in Bern.
she reiterated at the Meeting that Switzerland supports a rule-of-law method for the solution of the Case, such as the EDA announced on the evening. However, the employee on medical grounds was not heard.
at the end of November the local staff of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo was detained on the street by Unknown persons and threatened to force them to surrender the "business-relevant" information. The EDA responded to the incident with multiple representations. The Embassy reported to the Sri Lankan authorities and called for a rapid clarification of the backgrounds.
Secretary of state Baeriswyl made to Ambassador Hettiarachchi clear that Switzerland had no interest to delay the investigation of the Sri Lankan authorities. The health of the employees go. The EDA take seriously as an employer of its responsibility for the staff.
With this finding, the Secretary of state responded to a communication from the Sri Lankan foreign Ministry from Sunday, in the presentation of the message was called into question. She asked the Sri Lankan side also to an explanation of the alleged evidence against the presentation of the message, the Sri Lankan Ministry of foreign Affairs in his message had mentioned.
Sri Lanka had rejected the accusations of the Embassy employee in Colombo. An official investigation into the government of the country moved to the statements of the woman in doubt. The authorities informed on Sunday, according to the Swiss Ambassador Hans-Peter Mock in Colombo on the progress of the investigation. According to the Sri Lankan Ministry of foreign Affairs, there should be discrepancies in the information provided by the message assistant. (red/sda)
Created: 02.12.2019, 22:27 PM