The Negombo High Court today issued a death sentence to Samantha Jayalath, the main suspect in the rape and murder of five year old Seya Sadewmi of Kotadeniyawa.
The death sentence was issued by the Negombo High Court Judge Champa Rajarathne, who also sentenced the suspect to 60 years of jail for abducting, abusing and raping the five year old child.
Seya went missing from her home in September last year, and her body was discovered several days later. Initially a school boy was arrested, followed by several other suspects, including the main suspect’s brother known as ‘Kondaya’ who was later released.
Subsequently, Jayalath had confessed to the killing.