Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SSP Vaas Gunawardena’s son remanded

Nugegoda Magistrate Wasantha Jinadasa who inspected, the condition of Ravindu Gunawardena, son of Senior SP Vaas Gunawardena, at the Colombo South Hospital on a directive of Kaduwela Additional District Judge Mahanil Prasanth de Silva, remanded him till August 31.

Earlier, the Kaduwela Additional District Judge remanded the 11 Police personnel allegedly involved in the attack on the SLIIT Student Nipuna Ramanayake.

Crime Division DIG Anura Senanayake who is directing investigations into the attack on Ramanayake said he had deployed a special police team to conduct investigations and record statements of Senior SP Vaas Gunawardena and his wife in connection with the incident.

A statement issued by Police Spokesman Ranjith Gunasekera said that since there is evidence against Mrs Vass Gunawardena, she was to be taken to custody yesterday.

Since the main suspect Ravindu Gunawardena was warded at the Kalubowila Hospital in police custody, prison officials were to go to the hospital and take charge of him and produce him in Court on August 31.

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