DNA tests conducted on a 35-year-old suspect arrested over the murder of a woman in Kotakethana, Kahawatta has linked him to the murders of at least six women in the area, it was revealed in court today.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) made this revelation when it submitted a DNA report of the suspect to the Pelmadulla Magistrate’s Court.

The suspect had been arrested last Friday (December 11) in connection with the murder of a woman at Opatha Estate in Kotakethana.