Vaas Gunawardena's Son Remanded For Three More Months

The Colombo High Court Trial-at-bar bench today further remanded Ravindu Vaas Gunawardena the son of ex-DIG Vaas Gunawardena for a period of three months from tomorrow in connection with the killing of businessman Mohammed Shyam.

Three Judge Bench comprising justice Rohini Walgama, Lalith Jayasuriya and Leon Seneviratne made this remand extension order taking into consideration the behavior of the accused while being held in remand custody.

The Attorney General alleged that the accused had contacted the lawyers over the phone while being in remand prison and told that it could adversely affect for the witnesses in the case.

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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