Colombo High Court served indictments on former DIG Vass Gunawardena, his wife Shamalie Priyadarshani Perera, son Ravindu and five other Police officers of the CCD, who had been named by the Attorney General as accused in the Nipuna Ramanayake assault case.
Today, when the case was called before High Court Judge Iranganie N. Ranawaka Gunawardena the Attorney General served the indictments on the eight suspects. Consequently the Judge fixed trial for February 6, 7 and 8 next year.
The Judge released six, other than Vass Gunawardena and Ravindu Gunawardena, on bail.
The passports of the accused, release on bail were impounded, and they were ordered to appear before the Special Crimes Division OIC of Police Headquarters on last Saturdays of every month.
The accused were indicted for abducting Nipuna Ramanayake, a 21-year-old student of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) at Malabe on August 09, 2009 at gun point and for assaulting him for several hours, over a personal feud by Ravindu, his mother and a group of Police officers.
Accused Gunawardena and his son Ravindu were produced in court from the prison where they were remanded for the killing of Bambalapitiya businessman Mohammed Shiyam. (Shehan Chamika Silva and Farook Thajudeen)