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DNA tests obtained from the productions collected from the crime scene in Tangalle have matched with the blood samples of former Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana, a key accused in the Khuram Sheik murder case.
 
Prof. Nilmini C. Gunawardena of the Molecular Biology Unit of the Kelaniya University’s Medical Faculty made this declaration in court in her evidence in the trial of British national Khuram Sheik.
 
The murder trial was taken up before High Court Judge Rohini Walgama on Thursday. 
 
Prof. Gunawardena who submitted a detailed report to court yesterday further elucidated the contents in her report while giving evidence.
She explained to the Judge how a DNA test was carried out to determine the DNA patterns of samples provided. She said a DNA test was done to diagnose a disease, to identify a suspect or to determine the parentage of a child.
 
However she said that the samples on three productions were not used in the process as they were unable to make use of them in the test. She said only cells with a nuclear were used in DNA tests and cells without nuclear cannot be used. She also said that the cells of while blood corpuscles were used in DNA tests.
 Prof. Gunawardena further said she received the productions on February 9 2012 and had a questionnaire with the productions that were sent to her.
She said she opened the productions for examination in the presence of the officer who brought them on February 13, 2012. 
 
On March 6, 2012 eight suspects were produced before her to take blood samples to carry out the DNA tests. She said the blood samples of the victim Khuram Sheik tallied with the samples in some of the productions. The blood samples of Saman Deshapriya and Prageeth Chaturanga tallied with the samples in the productions. 
 
Professor Gunawardena on cross examined the first accused Obadage Lahiru Kelum’s Counsel Jayantha Weerasinghe PC said that the blood sample did not tally with the blood samples of Lahiru Kelum.
 
The accused Obadage Lahiru Kelum, Saman Deshapriya, former Tangalle PS Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana, Prageeth Chaturanga, M. Sarath alias Sahan, and S. Prageeth Chaturanga were indicted by the Attorney General for causing the death of Khuram Sheik and committing gang rape on his girl friend in Tangalle on the Christmas Eve in 2011.(FT)
 
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  • tsco Friday, 20 June 2014 11:47 AM

    capital punishment.
    hang the bastard

    Concerned Thursday, 19 June 2014 01:20 PM

    OOh.... no use, even if there is a more reliable scientific method in the world than DNA testing.

    Don Don Friday, 20 June 2014 07:29 AM

    Please stage another Aluthgama and let us all forget everything else.

    Yashan Thursday, 19 June 2014 01:29 PM

    He will be the next cabinet member for tourism

    sarath Thursday, 19 June 2014 01:33 PM

    He will be appointed as an ambassoder after the trial.

    ANTON Thursday, 19 June 2014 01:40 PM

    NOW THEY WILL PROVE THAT THIS DNA (DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID) MOLECULES ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED.

    sam Friday, 20 June 2014 12:48 PM

    he will become minister for peace and justice in MR government thats is the way things happen in Sri Lanka what a shame our country is going down all the way with Maraya and his bros and sons company

    Orchidnews Friday, 20 June 2014 04:32 AM

    If this was any other person, he would have been convicted a long time ago. Lock him up! and punishment should be more because of who he was... people of the government should represent the country and be model citizens!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 20 June 2014 05:03 AM

    So, it is an open and shut case now and it is high time the culprit is given the death sentence regardless of his political affiliations. But, sadly, we live in a country where it has been proven countless times that crime pays - and pays well - when one is a favourite goon of the ruling VIPs.

    Exhorcist Friday, 20 June 2014 05:14 AM

    This was not a secret. The whole world knew about it from day one. Send him to gallows. There are more to follow him when the regime change.

    Renu Thursday, 19 June 2014 12:14 PM

    Whatmore he should be sent to Gallows

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 20 June 2014 11:04 AM

    It's a pressure situation.


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