The 17-year-old boy and another individual who were arrested on suspicion in connection with the murder of 5-year-old Seya Sadewmi in Kotadeniyawa have both been further remanded till October 2 by the Minuwangoda Magistrate’s Court.

Police had informed court that they were yet to receive the results of DNA tests conducted on the two suspects in relation to the murder, and as such, had requested that the suspects not be given bail.

A 33-year-old suspect who was arrested after these two suspects, identified as Dinesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya’ has confessed to the killing, according to police. He is also currently in remand custody.