Sri Lanka Police said that a report by the Government Analyst’s Department has proven that Pulasthini Mahendran also known as Sarah Jasmine was among those who died on the 26th of April 2019 after a suicide bomb was detonated inside a house in Sainthamaruthu, days after the 2019 April Attacks.
Sri Lanka Police said that DNA tests were carried out for the third time on the tissue samples that were obtained for the investigations by Judicial Medical Officers, Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department, and the Government Analysts Department.
Sri Lanka Police said that comparing the DNA obtained from Pulasthini Mahendran’s mother with DNA samples obtained from the scene of the crime is considered a method of establishing the mother, and child relationship.
Thus, the Government Analysts’ Department report noted that the DNA from the bone samples obtained from the crime scene was a 99.999% match with Rajaratnam Kaveeda, the mother of Pulasthini Mahendran.
Sri Lanka Police said that according to the report, it can now be confirmed that Pulasthini Mahendran also known as Sara Jasmine was was killed when a suicide bomb was detonated inside a house in Sainthamaruthu on the 26th of April 2019.
The Criminal Investigations Department is expected to report facts to the court.
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