Shiyams father withdraws statement on Vass

A trial-at-bar of the Colombo High Court announced the guilty verdict when the judgement into the case was issued. Former DIG Vass Gunawardena, his son Ravindu and four others were yesterday found guilty in connection with the abduction and murder of millionaire businessman Mohammed Shiyam and were sentenced to death. However today Mohamed Deen said that he had withdrawn the statement he made to the media. The father of murdered businessman Mohammed Shiyam has withdrawn the statement he made on Former DIG Vass Gunawardena yesterday.Mohamed Deen has yesterday told reporters outside court that former DIG Vass Gunawardena was not involved in the murder of his son.