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Ransom demand by ex-DIG: Investigations continuing

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Former DIG Vaas Gunawardhana was produced in the Mahara Magistrate’s Court today on charges of having threatened and demanded a ransom of Rs.3 million from Sarath Kumara Edirisinghe alias ‘Singappuru Sarath’, who is a secretary of Minister Mervyn Silva.

Sarath Kumara -- the chief suspect in the killing of Hasitha Madawala – in his evidence told Court that Vaas Gunawardhana had asked him for Rs.3 million to avoid framing charges against him. The former DIG had already obtained an advance ofRs.1.5 million on the promise that the case would be hushed up.

Prosecuting Counsel Ajith Pathirana said the evidence on this matter was insufficient and therefore requested court to allow direct the CID Special Investigation Unit to conduct further investigations collect further evidence.

Inspector Ranjith Munasinghe said the claims of death threats and the demand for ransom cannot be substantiated because the investigations werecontinuing.

Magistrate Dharshika Wimalasiri directed the CID to conduct investigations by obtaining a statement from Vaas Gunawardhana who was remanded till August 19.

  Comments - 8

  • Ram UK Monday, 05 August 2013 12:23 PM

    Nihal what is your surname ...? double check.......

    Francis Monday, 05 August 2013 08:49 AM

    This idiot must be landed in jail until he rottens and die there.

    nihal de silva Monday, 05 August 2013 09:19 AM

    PLEASE DO NOT ACCUSE THIS GUY I KNOW HE WAS OFFERED MILLIONS FROM UNDERWORLD WHEN HE WAS A DIRECTOR OF CCD. NEVER TAKEN A BRIBE IN HIS LIFE. IN FACT HIS FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS COLLECTING MONEY TO PAY FOR HIS LAWYERS. THESE UNDERWORLD AND DRUG CARTELS ARE TRYING TO GET THE REVENGE FOR THE GOOD WORK HE HAS DONE

    Coward Tuesday, 06 August 2013 12:57 AM

    Could this bribery allegation is a part of a master plan to get him released from murder charges ??

    Lost Lankan Monday, 05 August 2013 09:20 AM

    There more roam in the country including politicos. Guess what we should be building a mega prison for these guys for life.

    Ryan Monday, 05 August 2013 09:42 AM

    Api nodanna chess

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 05 August 2013 10:56 AM

    Yes, everybody knows how innocent he is.

    Merv Monday, 05 August 2013 12:06 PM

    Mata Mathaka nehene bung.


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