Chief Magistrate Pilapitiya orders Pilaiyan to be detained in CID custody till Nov. 04


By Chitra Weerarathne

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday ordered former UPFA Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Sivanathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan to be detained in CID custody, till November 04.

The detention order was issued in connection with the killing of TNA Batticaloa District parliamentarian Joseph Prarajasingham on or about December 25, 2005.

Deputy Inspector General of CID, D. W. R. Seneviratne however requested a 90-day detention order.

Counsels Gazzali Hussain and N.U. Najeem appeared for the suspect.

The case will be called again on Nov. 4.

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