Magistrate allows CID to detain Pillayan till Dec 10


Colombo Chief Magistrate (CCM) Gihan Pilapitiya a short while ago extended the detention of Ex-Chief Minister (CM) of the Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan till December 10.

Mr. Pillayan was taken into custody by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers for allegedly being involved in the killing of Ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham on the Christmas Eve of 2005.

Mr. Chandrakanthan was initially ordered to detain for 72 hours for questioning, later it was extended until today (4) following the CID request.

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