Swiss embassy worker Gania Banister Francis (in pink shawl) is escorted to a magistrate court after her arrest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Swiss embassy worker Gania Banister Francis (in pink shawl) is escorted to a magistrate court after her arrest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka arrests Swiss embassy worker Gania Banister Francis, saying she faked abduction

  • Police say Francis fabricated evidence when claiming she had been kidnapped and threatened to disclose embassy-related information
  • Swiss foreign ministry called alleged abduction a ‘serious and unacceptable attack’, but local authorities say there is no evidence to support her account

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Swiss embassy worker Gania Banister Francis (in pink shawl) is escorted to a magistrate court after her arrest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Swiss embassy worker Gania Banister Francis (in pink shawl) is escorted to a magistrate court after her arrest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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