No request made to Switzerland to extradite IP Nishantha

The Sri Lankan Government has not requested Switzerland to extradite an investigator of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Swiss Embassy in Colombo said today.

There were reports that CID officer IP Nishantha and his family fled to Switzerland to seek asylum.

It was later reported that Sri Lanka had sought the extradition of IP Nishantha and his family from Switzerland and that the request was rejected.

The Embassy said that no such request had been made.

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