Tamil Diplomat

Trial at Bar delivers death sentence to Vas and 5 others

Trial at Bar comprising three High Court Judges yesterday delivered death sentence to former DIG Vass Gunawardena, his son and four other accused in the case of murder of businessman Mohamed Syam on being found guilty after trial.

They were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, abduction and killing of the deceased businessman in Dompe on May22, 2013.

The verdict of the high-profile case was delivered yesterday by the Trial-at-Bar comprising Colombo High Court Judge Lalith Jayasuriya (President), Colombo High Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena and Colombo High Court Judge Amendra Seneviratne.

The four police officers were named as Kelum Rangana Dissanayake, Lakmina Indika Bamunusinghe, Gamini Sanathchandra and Priyantha Sanjeewa.