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Abduction saga: Protest fast launched outside Swiss Embassy

Embassy of Switzerland to Sri Lanka and the Maldives – Image credit: Facebook

The ongoing Swiss Embassy abduction saga took another turn today, as former provincial councillor Major (Rtd) Ajith Prasanna began a protest fast outside the Swiss Embassy premises in Colombo.

Prasanna demands that the Embassy staffer give a statement to the police on her alleged abduction. The Embassy had previously said that the employee in question was unable to testify due to a “deteriorating health condition”.

Prasanna was seen holding a placard that reads: “The Ambassador of Switzerland, do not tarnish the good name of our motherland. Let the lady give a statement to the Sri Lanka Police.”

The former provincial councillor’s protest comes in the wake of a media statement issued by the Foreign Relations Ministry pointing to inconsistencies in the Embassy’s version of events.