Minuwangoda Magistrate D.A. Ruwan Pathirana announced today that the DNA of elder brother of Kondaya, Saman Jayalath matches with the samples of genetic particles found on the body of Kotadeniyawa girl.
This was announced after the CID produced the DNA report of the suspect to court through a motion today.
Genetech institution of Borella carried out the DNA sample testing.
Suspects Saman Jayalath and his brother Dunesh Priyashantha are now in remand until October 19th.
Breakthrough in Seya’s Murder, DNA report matches with Kondaya’s Brother
The DNA report of Kondaya’s elder brother Saman Jayalath, matched with the DNA samples obtained from the crime scene, the Minuwangoda Magistrate revealed today.
The report was handed over to the Magistrate a short while ago.
Jayalath is the elder brother of Dunesh Priyashantha alias 'Kondaya' arrested earlier for the murder. However, his DNA samples failed to match with the foreign DNA found on the girl's body.
Saman Jayalath confessed to the murder at the Minuwangoda Magistrate's Court on Monday, October 5. He was brought to Genetech in Colombo for DNA testing on October 6. He remains in remand custody.