appeal against verdict

Published : 8:50 am  December 11, 2015 | No comments so far |  |  (484) reads | 

By T. Farook Thajudeen
Fmr. DIG Vaas Gunawardena, his son and four other convicts who were sentenced to death over the abduction & killing of Mohammed Shiyam, yesterday appealed to the Supreme Court to set aside the judgement and to dismiss the death sentences imposed on them by the High Court. 


Vass Gunawardena, his son Ravindu Gunawardena, Indika Bamunusinghe,Gamini Sarath Chandra , Priyantha Sanjeewa were sentenced to death for the murder by  the trial –at- bar judges of the Colombo High Court after the adjudication of the trial.
The aggrieved convicts yesterday appealed to the Supreme Court through their lawyers Chandika Pieris, Upul Kumarapperuma, U.R.De Silva Kasun Liyanage, Manik Chandrasena, Dharshana Kuruppu Asitha Wipulanayaka, Anuja Premaratne and Nayana  Dissanayake.