Former DIG Vass Gunawardena & wife released from a case

March 15, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Vass Gunawardena and his wife have been acquitted in a case filed at the Colombo High Court.

The case was filed against the two individuals on charges of taking over a land in Maharagama.

Counsel appearing for the accused produced preliminary objections before the indictments were read out, citing that the transaction had taken place in 1996 and the Attorney General had filed the case exceeding the period in which a case can be filed.

When the preliminary objections were filed, the Attorney General’s Department withdrew the indictment paper.

The Colombo High Court then ordered the former DIG and his wife to be released from the case. (NewsWire)