Detained Pilleyan to be grilled further


Colombo Chief Magistrate allows Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to detain and question former Chief Minister (CM) of Eastern Provincial Council (PC) Sivaneshathurai Chandrakanthan aka ‘Pilleyan’ until November 4, Police sources stated.

This order was given considering a request made by the CID.

On October 11, ‘Pilleyan’ was taken into custody by the CID in relation to the 2005 assassination of Ex-TNA Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham.

Pararajasingham, a former TNA MP, was shot dead at St. Mary's cathedral church in Batticaloa, while attending Christmas prayers early morning on December 25, 2005.

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