Ex-DIG Vass Gunawardena's Wife to Appeal against Judgment


Shyamali Perera, wife of former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Vass Gunawardena, stated today that she would appeal against the ruling of the Bambalapitiya Businessman Mohammed Shiyam murder trial.

Former DIG Vass Gunawardena, his son Ravindu Gunawardena and four others were sentenced to death for the murder on Friday.

However, Perera stated that certain people wanted to take revenge from her husband.

She also pointed out that Mohamed Shiyam's father had insisted on the innocence of her husband.

Shiyam's father did say that DIG Vass Gunawardena was not responsible for the murder.

However, he later withdrew his statement.