Former CID Director Shani Abeysekera Summoned To CID: Former Lake House Chairman And Sunday Observer Editor Linked To Saga

Former CID Director Shani Abeysekera has bee summoned to the CID on Thursday to record a statement on the alleged abduction of the Swiss embassy worker in Colombo.

It was revealed in court today that Abeysekra had had extensive telephone conversations with former Lake House Chairman Krishantha Cooray and journalist Dharisha Bastians around the time the Swiss embassy worker was allegedly abducted.

Cooray and Bastians had maintained close links with the Embassy worker via telephone at the time the controversy broke out

The CID informed the court that Bastians had contacted the Embassy worker using a sim card registered under the name of Lakna Paranamanne, a journalist attached to AFP.

Both Bastians and Cooray have left the country after the controversy broke out, the CID also informed the court. Investigations are underway to ascertain whether they collective fabricated evidence in the alleged "abduction case".

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