Posted on 01.12.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
It is reported that Attorney General’s Department made submissions in the Batticaloa High Court stating that it does not intend to take further legal action against Siwanesaturai Chandrakanthan alias Pilleayan, who is accused of killing former MP Joseph Pararajasingham.
Former TNA MP Joshep Pararajasingham was assassinated on the 25 December 2005 while attending a Christmas service at St Mary’s Church in Batticaloa, and eight people were injured including his wife. The Attorney General’s department was responsible for looking into the CID’s investigation and making indictment. Pillayan, the leader of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulihal, was arrested on charges of murder during the Ranil-Maithree Regime.
Former TMVP national organiser Edvin Silva alias Pradeep Master, Krishnanandada Raja and Rangasamy Kanaganayagam alias Gajan Mama were arrested and detained 2015. Pillayan had surrendered to the CID through a lawyer after he escaped when the CID visited his house in Batticoloa on information obtained during the interrogation of the suspects. He was released on bail by the Batticaloa High court Judge D Susaidasan since the current government’s victory. Pillayan was accompanied by the suspects in the murder, namely Edvin Silva, Krishnananda Raja, Gajan Mama, former Army spy M Kaleel and ex-soldier Madusinghe and all were released by the high court.
Pillyan left the LTTE in April 2004 with former LTTE member Karuna Amman and became Mahinda Rajapaksha’s allies. Later, the former president appointed Pillayan as the chief minister of the eastern province.