Chief Justice Mohan Peiris will appoint a special Trial-at-Bar for the case in which former DIG Vaas Gunawardena and the five others including his son accused in the killing of Bambalapitiya businessman Mohammed Shyam.
The Chief Justice had made this decision after considering the judicial significance of the case which was highlighted by Attorney General Palitha Fernando.
The special Trail-at-Bar will comprise the three High Court Judges Lalith Jayasuriya, Liyon Seneviratne and Rohini Walgama.
DIG Vaas Gunawardena and his son Ravindu, Sub Inspector Indika, Police Constable Gamini Sanath Chandra, PC Priyanka Sanjeewa and PC Kelum Ranga were indicted by the Attorney General in the killing of businessman Shyam whose body was recovered from a thicket at Dompe in May last year. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda and Manopriya Gunasekara)