Shyam killing: Verdict on Nov. 27

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By Manopriya Gunasekera
The Colombo High Court will announce on November 27, the verdict in the trial of former DIG Vass Gunawardena, his son and four others accused of killing Bambalapitiya millionaire businessman Mohamed Shyam.

The announcement was made when the case was taken up for hearing yesterday.

The special Trial-at-Bar was appointed by Attorney General Palitha Fernando, at the request of the then Chief Justice Mohan Peries after considering the judicial significance of the case.

The special Trail-at-Bar comprised three High Court Judges including Lalith Jayasuriya (President), Kusala Sarojani Weerawardane and Amendra Seneviratne.

DIG Vass 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 the businessman whose body was recovered from a thicket at Dompe in May 2013.