A seventeen year old schoolboy and another man aged 33 were arrested on suspicion by the Kotadniyawa police in connection with the rape and murder of Seya Sadewmi of Akarangaha, Kotadeniyawa.

Police said that the suspects were living in the vicinity of the girl’s house. The arrested school boy was a friend of the victim’s family and was an Advanced Leval Commerce stream student of a reputed school in Gampaha. The police further added that they are suspicious that the suspect was a drug addict.