Samples obtained for DNA test on Kohuwala charred body

Samples obtained for DNA test on Kohuwala charred body

Samples obtained for DNA test on Kohuwala charred body

Written by Zulfick Farzan

12 Mar, 2021 | 4:04 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Samples were obtained on Friday (12) to perform a DNA test to confirm the identity of the charred remains found inside a burnt car in Kohuwala on Wednesday (10) night.

The remains are believed to be of a businessman from Kohuwala and Sri Lanka Police said the DNA test will confirm if it is actually he who died in the flames.

Further, samples were obtained from the remains to carry out PCR tests as well, said Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana adding the postmortem will take place at the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital after the results are available.

Sri Lanka Police recorded statements from 09 people with regard to the incident while two special police teams are conducting investigations.

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