The elder brother of the main suspect of Kotadeniyawa girl’s murder, who was also arrested later in connection with the crime, has been remanded until October 19th.
The CID informed the Court today that Saman Jayalath took the full responsibility of the murder.
Saman Jayalath is the elder brother of Dunesh Priyashantha alias Kondaya who was arrested earlier in connection with the murder.
When the case was taken before Minuwangoda Magistrate D.A. Ruwan Pathirana this morning, suspect Dunesh Priyashantha alias Kondaya was also further remanded until October 19th until his DNA reports are released.
Saman Jayalath, the elder brother of Kondaya was arrested last Saturday in Negombo and was produced this morning before Minuwangoda Magistrate D.A. Ruwan Pathirana for the first time.
The CID informed the Court that suspect Saman Jayalath confessed to the rape and killing of the girl.
The CID also told Court that the suspect was taken to the crime scene.
The Court was informed that the suspect had been in remand prison for various other crimes.
Later the suspect made a statement before the Magistrate in his official chamber for nearly two hours.
When the case was called again, the CID informed Court the suspect was produced before Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer.
Later the Magistrate issued notice on the Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer to submit the respective medical report to Court.
Attorney-at-law appeared on behalf of the victim’s party Nivon Gamage expressed his views to our news team after the case was over for the day.
Update: Monday, 05 October 2015 - 19:20
Kondaya's brother accepts responsibility for killing Seya
The CID informed the Court today that the brother of Dunesh Priyashantha alias Kondaya has stated that he accepts the full responsibility of the crime against Seya.
Meanwhile the person by the name Kondaya who is currently under remand regarding the incident has been further remanded till the 19th this month when the case was taken to hearing today before the Magistrate of Minuwangoda D A Ruwanpathirana. Dunesh Priyashantha alias Kondaya was presented to the Court today by prison officials. In addition, his brother Saman Jayalath who was arrested was presented at the Magistrate Court of Minuwangoda by the CID.