MP Joseph Pararajasingham killing: Pillaiyan arrested


By Saman Gamage

Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan was taken into custody by the CID yesterday in connection with the killing of Batticaloa District parliamentarian Joseph Pararaajasingham in December 2005.

Earlier the Criminal Investigation Department took into custody two former LTTE members who had close links with Pillaiyan in connection with the same killing.

Based on confessions made by them Pillaiyan had been taken into custody by the CID when he surrendered to it in Colombo yesterday, police said. Earlier a team of CID officers had been to his sister’s residence in Batticaloa in search of him.

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