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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 8:17
UPDATE: Case material of murdered Seya sent for DNA test
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The case material belonging to the murdered Kotadeniyawa girl have been sent for DNA tests on the orders of Minuwangoda Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan Pathirana.

The Magistrate issued the order when police investigators of Negombo Crime Division produced the case material to Court today.

Meanwhile the investigations regarding the murder of Seya Sadevmi have been handed over to CID on the directive of the IGP.



Update : Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 19:09
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CID takes over probe into Seya’s murder


The investigations related to the abduction and murder of the girl Seya Sadevmi, has been handed over to the CID with immediate effect, following an order by the IGP.

The body of the little girl was discovered last Sunday beside a canal near her house. The funeral took place yesterday at the public cemetery of Akarangaha, Badalgama.

Update: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 7:46
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Pervert well known to the girl suspected for the murder

A large number of villagers were gathered round the house of the little girl Seya Sadewmi of Kotadeniyawa, after the funeral urging the police to arrest the culprits as soon as possible.

The Police stated that 2 who had behaved in an unruly manner in making the demand were strictly warned.

Our correspondent stated that around 1000 had surrounded the girl’s residence.

The funeral took place yesterday at the public cemetery of Akarangaha, Badalgama.

The attention of police detective groups is drawn to three suspects regarding the murder of the child. A senior police officer stated that it will be possible to single out the murderer after a few more specialist investigations. 

The police suspects that the murder was committed by a pervert. A senior detective officer expressing his views confirmed that the examination is almost complete and that it is possible to arrive at certain conclusions.

The police also suspect that a person well-known to the girl, rather than a stranger, had committed the murder. The detectives point out that as a possible reason why the girl did not scream when being taken out of the house.

Meanwhile, expressing her views to the media after assuming duties at her ministry, Chandrani Bandara, Minister of Women’s and Children’s Affairs says that she will be taking necessary actions until the culprit of the girl is rightly punished.

A protest was staged in Galle too yesterday demanding the speedy apprehension of the suspects.


Update: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 7:51

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Villagers surround Seya’s house after funeral; Police urged to arrest culprits soon

A large number of villagers were surrounded round the house of the little girl Seya Sadewmi of Kotadeniyawa, after the funeral urging the police to arrest the culprits as soon as possible.

The Police stated that 2 who had behaved in an unruly manner in making the demand were strictly warned.

Our correspondent stated that around 1000 had surrounded the girl’s residence.

Meanwhile police attention has been drawn towards 3 main suspects.

The Police is confident of clearly identifying the killer after a few more forensic tests. 

Police also suspects that the murder has been committed by a person well known to the victim’s family. 

The investigators of the murder have drawn attention on three main suspects.

The post mortem held revealed the girl was sexually abused before she was strangled to death by a strap of cloth

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