Former director of the CID Shani Abeysekara has been discharged from the Gampaha magistrate’s court proceedings of a case involving ex-DIG Vaas Gunawardena.
The court yesterday (25) discharged all four suspects, following submissions made by the attorney general and the counsel for the suspects, and despite objections by the Colombo Crimes Division.
Abeysekara, the former SSP, is accused of fabricating evidence in the case against former DIG Gunawardena, his son and four other police officers.
Gunawardena was convicted and sentenced to death for the abduction and murder of Colombo-based businessman Mohamed Shiyam as a contract killing for $50,000 in May 2013.
Abeysekara was arrested in July 2020 and was charged under the Offensive Weapons Act and Explosives Devices Act for fabricating evidence in the investigation relating to Gunawardena.