Pararajasingham muder case against Pillayan withdrawn

Pararajasingham muder case against Pillayan withdrawn

Written by Staff Writer

11 Jan, 2021 | 12:40 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Attorney General’s Department on Monday (11) informed the Batticaloa High Court it will not continue with the case filed against Parliamentarian Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias ‘Pillayan’, in the case filed over the 2005 killing of former parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham.

The case was filed against 05 people including ‘Pillayan’, who was the former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province.

The ruling of the Batticaloa High Court on the matter will be delivered on Wednesday (13).

Speaking to reporters following the proceedings, Parliamentarian Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan said his arrested over the case was the result of political persecution.

“The case was filed based on the statements made by two people seeking political vengeance,” said Pillayan.

Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan was arrested on the 11th of October 2015 by the Criminal Investigation Department when he arrived at the CID office to give a statement.

On the 24th of November 2020, Pillayan and 04 others were released on two personal bails of Rs. 100,000/- each, by the Batticaloa High Court.

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