Pillayan further remanded

Pillayan further remanded

December 2, 2015   01:47 pm

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The Batticaloa Magistrate today further remanded former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, till December 16.


The suspect was further remanded when the case was taken up for hearing before Magistrate N.M. Abdullah.


Pillyan was arrested on October 11 when he arrived at the CID to give a statement in connection with the assassination of late Tamil politician, who was shot dead on Christmas Eve in 2005.


Gunmen opened fire on TNA MP Pararajasingham just after he received communion at St Mary’s church in Batticaloa, killing him and injuring eight others, including his wife.


The assassination, which occurred during the official ceasefire between the government and the LTTE, was condemned by Tamils around the world.

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