Vass allegedly extorted money from Mervyn Secretary-police

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DIG Vass Gunawardena had allegedly extorted money from the coordinating secretary of Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva, investigations revealed.

The DIG had allegedly taken money from the coordinating secretary “Singapore Sarath” to refrain from taking action against him for the possession of heroin and firearms. The DIG had also told Singapore Sarath that his name was on a list of drug traffickers who were to be killed.

The CID had conducted the investigations after a suspect in the killing of Bambalapitiya millionaire- Mohamed Shyam made a statement before Colombo Additional Magistrate Mohamed Shahabdeen. Colombo North DIG Vaas Gunawardena arrested by the CID under suspicion in connection with the abduction and murder of a businessman has been transferred to the Prisons Hospital from the Colombo National Hospital, Prisons Commissioner (Operations) G. B. Kulatunga said.

Commissioner Kulatunga told the Daily Mirror that he was transferred to the Prisons Hospital on Saturday evening and would remain there until his health condition improved.

Gunawardena was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital by the CID on June 13 due to ill-health resulting from diabetes, hypertension and cardiac issues. He was arrested on June 10 after being questioned under a 72hour detention order, on suspicion of abducting and murdering Mohammed Shyam, a Bambalapitiya-based businessman on May 22. Gunawardena was to be produced before the Magistrate Courts on June 25.(Manopriya Gunasekera-Courtesy Lankadeepa)

  Comments - 44

  • kumar Monday, 17 June 2013 08:53 AM

    What ever said and done finally he will be released without any charges.

    Seriously Monday, 17 June 2013 05:35 AM

    Seriously !! What on earth did Vass to do tick off the all mighty. If not, he still would have been out there free as a bird in wild

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 17 June 2013 05:37 AM

    Please dont come to conclusions. We know Vaas is a rat, but we also know all who are involved in accusing this guy are also rats probably bigger than him. This could easily be a fall out between rats in a case where the criminal pickings have not been shared or double crossed.

    MaRa avatar Monday, 17 June 2013 05:41 AM

    THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS he survived for so long and why he is being screwed now?Mr Vass do or die reveal everything to media.

    nilame Monday, 17 June 2013 11:16 AM

    Only when this comes out, the higher ups involved in other
    incidents too will out, but rest assured they will have an alibi.

    Dave Monday, 17 June 2013 05:49 AM

    All are in the racket. Hope this will be stopped otherwise claims will reach to Lalith Weerathung and then to......

    Pumal Monday, 17 June 2013 05:54 AM

    This is a good example that one can hide from the law, but not from natural justice. He or She will have to pay for all crimes that is been done by misusing power. Not only that person, their children and people who benefited from them as well.
    in sinhala (karumaya riya saka wage)

    wijebahu Monday, 17 June 2013 03:54 AM

    Miracle of Asia is in full swing.

    AK Monday, 17 June 2013 03:59 AM

    Ahhh.. So that's why he is in!!

    Tony Monday, 17 June 2013 06:03 AM

    was he taken to the prison hospital by a white van?

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 17 June 2013 06:03 AM

    Something great would have gone wrong, otherwise Vas was one of the pets of the govt.

    CROW Monday, 17 June 2013 06:05 AM


    MasonMason Monday, 17 June 2013 06:15 AM

    Vass has been helpful to the right people and his criminal talent is much in demand. He has therefore been free until now and hopes to be so in the future as well

    christopher Monday, 17 June 2013 04:30 AM

    Now we will get more cans of worms out....

    Grace Monday, 17 June 2013 04:29 AM

    I recommend uniforms for thugs too. So we can show to the world that our country is advanced.

    Durang Appuhamy Monday, 17 June 2013 06:18 AM

    set a thief to catch a thief.

    Fazal Ismail Monday, 17 June 2013 04:36 AM

    By the way did this animal have heart to get hyperttension

    Yehiya Monday, 17 June 2013 12:18 PM

    Need a good administrator for Defense.

    Ravi Monday, 17 June 2013 08:07 AM

    Dear deva, after Lalith weeratunga it wil go the dust bin.

    srinath.gunaratne Monday, 17 June 2013 08:10 AM

    My question is why this guy suddenly fell from grace? Surely no one can continue like this without good connections, Our police must be the joke of the world to have a Contract killer as the Deputy Inspector General of police, That explains the state of the affairs in detail!

    Gobbaya Monday, 17 June 2013 08:08 AM


    Paul Albert Monday, 17 June 2013 10:04 AM

    he has engaged in a real coordination

    Gobbaya Monday, 17 June 2013 08:11 AM

    Well said.

    Yuri Monday, 17 June 2013 12:44 PM

    How about the others elected by people !! that story will even fantastic

    Mohideen Monday, 17 June 2013 08:12 AM

    No, This is not a Global Miracle, This is a outcame of uncivilised
    and the Thagari Politics.

    Lanka Silva Monday, 17 June 2013 01:06 PM

    Yes,,Even dogs are pets no!!

    Phantom Monday, 17 June 2013 01:07 PM

    Skeletons galore coming out of the cupboard. Vass is running out of time!!!

    zavahir Monday, 17 June 2013 08:26 AM

    Totally misleading the nation. He must produce to international court to get the all crimes out.What is the steps took to other crimes he convinced, lot of VIps behind him.

    Namal Baby Monday, 17 June 2013 05:08 AM

    eken meken, i hope everyone's little trades are going to get exposed like mervyn uncle's drug deals..!

    no lawyer Monday, 17 June 2013 10:22 AM

    Presumption of innocence until proven guilty

    Buddhini Monday, 17 June 2013 05:14 AM

    Pahu Pahu wenakota, Kohu Kohu vei

    palam-koka Monday, 17 June 2013 08:36 AM

    oya eliwenne. ohoma yang ohoma yang...

    Reader Monday, 17 June 2013 05:16 AM

    This Singapore boy must be carrying out a task given by Vas's defence lawyers.

    silva Monday, 17 June 2013 01:52 PM

    thats to get away like duminda what a country

    Porky Pig Monday, 17 June 2013 05:16 AM

    Oh, the cats are jumping out of the bag. When will the big cats jump.

    kandy kissy Monday, 17 June 2013 08:38 AM

    So this fellow was in DRs pay list.

    Chanu Monday, 17 June 2013 05:17 AM

    nature has punished him already with "ill-health resulting from diabetes, hypertension and cardiac issues."

    saradiyal Monday, 17 June 2013 05:25 AM

    That's what coordinating secretary is appointed for, extorting money from businesen.

    DHA Monday, 17 June 2013 08:43 AM

    Very soon this case will also go down the carpet.....

    doggydog Monday, 17 June 2013 10:32 AM

    patience!!! ladies and gentlemen the show just started.

    Minan Monday, 17 June 2013 05:25 AM

    Minister's secretary is a drug dealer and the Police deputy boss is a murderer, this is not miracle of Asia, its a global miracle.

    Edward Monday, 17 June 2013 05:25 AM


    Sammy Monday, 17 June 2013 05:28 AM

    Who is the bigger gangster, Mervin or this goon?

    Rahu Monday, 17 June 2013 05:31 AM

    Why media using still DIG letters since he is a killer

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