(The following is a post by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his Facebook under the heading Switzerland assures continuous support to Sri Lanka)
Hanspeter Mock, Ambassador of Switzerland to Sri Lanka, met me yesterday and assured continued support to Sri Lanka. Whilst conveying warm congratulations on recent electoral victory, the Ambassador especially appreciated my remark – “I am the President of all Sri Lankans” and affirmed the traditional relations with Sri Lanka remains strong and mutually beneficial.
Focusing on recent incident involving a locally recruited official of the Swiss Embassy, Mr. Mock stressed that Switzerland harboured no intention to harm Sri Lanka.
“We wish to work together for the benefit of both countries. We also need to overcome this situation of tension and remove any misunderstanding,” the Swiss Ambassador said.
In response, I updated on the progress of investigations into the alleged incident, which had thus far revealed to be a total fabrication by interested parties, to bring disrepute to myself and my government.
I requested the Ambassador to cooperate with the government to bring the investigations to a conclusion, so that the truth would be uncovered.
Courtesy:Gotabaya Rajapaksa Facebook