Police say the girl who was found dead in the Kurunduwatta neighborhood at Akmeemana in Galle had been abused before murdered.
Police Media Spokesman Office stated the body of the Kurunduwatta girl was found tied to a tea bush in a nearby tea estate.
They also stated that a suspect in connection with the rape and murder of the girl has been identified.
Police said an operation has already been launched to arrest the suspect.
The murdered girl was identified as 8-year old Demuni Sujani Asanthi Lankatilake of Kurunduwatta in Akmeemana.
The victim who returned from school had accompanied her 13-year old sister to a private tuition.
Our correspondent stated that family members and neighbors started to search for the girl as the victim did not return home even after the elder sister reached home in the evening.
Meanwhile the 12-year old boy of Ibbagamuwa in Kurunegala who was reported missing last Tuesday was found last night.Related story published below :http://www.hirunews.lk/92375/body-7-year-old-murdered-girl-found-at-akmeemana-in-galle