Travel ban on Swiss Embassy officer extended till Dec 12

Thinappuyal English December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Travel ban on Swiss Embassy officer extended till Dec 12

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today (Dec 09) ordered the extension of the travel ban imposed on the Swiss Embassy official till Dec 12.

The decision was passed when the case was taken up today (Dec 09) for hearing.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed court today that it had obtained a nine-hour statement from the Swiss embassy officer.

The Colombo Chief Magistrate had instructed the CID to refer the staffer to a medical officer and call for a medical report.

However,  the CID stated in court yesterday that although the woman was referred to a forensic medical officer, she refused to submit to a medical examination as no female doctor was available.

The Colombo Chief Magistrate thereafter ordered the CID officers to have a medical report completed and submitted to court when the case is next taken up for hearing on Dec 12.