Tamil Diplomat

Kondaya’s brother is the killer

The fourth suspect arrested for the rape and murder of five-year-old Seya Sadewmi in Kotadeniyawa has also confessed to the brutal crime.

The suspect, Samantha Jayalath is the elder brother of Dunesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya’, the third suspect arrested by the police in suspicion of the murder.

Earlier Priyashantha has confessed to the abduction, rape and murder of five-year-old Seya last month. However he has later told the police that it was his brother who committed the crime.

With the latest revelation of Priyashantha, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested Jayalath on Saturday. The Court allowed the CID to detain the suspect for 72 hours and interrogate him.

The CID informed the court that Jayalath has also confessed to the murder. He is to make a special confession today at the official chambers of the Minuwangoda Magistrate D.A. Ruwan Pathirana.

Meanwhile, the Magistrate has further remanded Priyashantha till October 19 until the DNA report is produced in court.