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former DIG Vass further remanded till August

Six suspects including former DIG Vass Gunawardena and his son Ravindu Gunawardena, arrested for the alleged possession of firearms, were ordered further remanded till August 8 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris.

Defence counsel Asitha Vipulanayake appearing on behalf of the suspects moved Court that several items which were taken into CID custody be released.

Accordingly, the Court directed the CID to submit in Court a report pertaining to those items on next hearing date.

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