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Case against former DIG Vass: Court calls for medical report

Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris yesterday ordered that medical reports pertaining to wife of former DIG Vass Gunawardena, who was recently named as a suspect regarding a case where six suspects including her husband and son remanded for the alleged possession of firearms.

At a previous occasion, the suspect, Shyalali Priyadarshani Perera, the wife of former DIG was noticed to appear in Court on February 17. However, President's Counsel Nalin Ladduwahetty appearing for the suspect informed Court that his client is currently undergoing treatment at Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital for a surgery.

Meanwhile, six suspects including former DIG Vass Gunawardena and his son Ravindu Gunawardena arrested and remanded for the alleged possession of firearms were yesterday ordered to be further remanded till March 2 by the Additional Magistrate. Defence counsel Ashitha Vipulanayake appeared for the seventh suspect.

However, six suspects - Former DIG Vaas Gunawardena and his son Ravindu Vaas Gunawardena, Sub Inspector Indika Bamunuge, Police Constable (PC) Gamini Sarath Chandra, PC Priyanka Sanjeewa and PC Kelum Ranga had been sentenced to death by Colombo High Court for committing the murder of millionaire businessman Mohamed Shyam in 2013 at Dompe.


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