The main suspect in the Seya Sewamani murder trial has been sentenced to death by the Negombo High Court after being found guilty.
Earlier, the announcement of the verdict of the trial of Seya Sadewmi’s murder case was fixed for 15 March, by the Negombo High Court. The Genetech Molecular Diagnostics Research Institute (GMDRI), Colombo conducted all DNA tests related to the case and they handed over the last report of all their tests to the Minuwangoda Magistrate through the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Accordingly, the scientific evidence have already proved that Saman Jayalath is the main suspect and the killer of little Seya Sadewmi.
Four suspects including a schoolboy were arrested in connection with Seya's rape and murder and two of them were released earlier as their DNA samples did not match with those recovered from the body of Seya.
The third suspect in the case Dunesh Priyashantha (33) alias Kondaya was arrested by the CID on September 23 and he confessed to the rape and murder in detail on the same day. But when he was questioned by the CID continuously he had said that he did not know anything about the incident and that the crime had been committed by his elder brother. Kondaya's brother had threatened him to confess to the CID and own up to the killing since the brother had known that Kondaya would be released when his DNA was tested