Former DIG Vaas Gunawardena Remanded For Three More Months

September 24, 2014

Colombo High Court trial at bar today ordered that former DIG Vaas Gunawardena and five others accused in the murder of businessman Mohammed Shiyam to be further remanded for another three months period.

Former DIG Vaas Gunawardena’s son Ravindu Gunawardena was ordered to be further remanded on a previous occasion after the Attorney General alleged that the accused had contacted the lawyers over the phone while being in remand prison.

Gunawardena was arrested by the CID on June 10 and remanded while he was interdicted by the police on June 18. 

Shyam was abducted and murdered in the Dompe area on May 22 and following investigations into the incident, the CID on June 6 arrested Sub-Inspector Lakmini Bamunusinghe, attached to the office of the DIG Western Province (North), along with three Police Constables (PCs) serving in the DIG’s special unit.

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