Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department when he arrived at the CID office in Colombo this evening to give a statement, police media said.
He was summoned by the CID to record a statement in connection with the killing of former TNA parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham who was shot dead on December 25, 2005 in Batticaloa.
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Comments - 26
ari Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:34 PM
He came prepared for the arrest with his overnight kit bag.
CitizenPerera Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:58 PM
Pillayan is not the deadliest among terrorist like colonel Karuna who living the high life. Karuna is responsible for thousands of deaths that include 700 policemen and thirty Buddhist monks.
Horri Jimonis Monday, 12 October 2015 10:54 PM
Not a No ball.... its a fair ball and Pilliyan was clean bowled.
Vijith Pieterz Monday, 12 October 2015 10:56 PM
Only you are sleeping man - sorry, Now the latest is Pilliyan who killed Joseph is arrested. Good news....
Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 12 October 2015 10:58 PM
He bought a Luxury house and a car out of this blood money. True news.
Bubble Banda Monday, 12 October 2015 10:59 PM
This is one of the murder which Pilliyan did, about seven people - This fellow murdered due to Political reasons.
Horri Jimonis Monday, 12 October 2015 11:01 PM
He killed a old women aged 58 who spoke against UPFA Govt.
suranjith lal Monday, 12 October 2015 02:14 PM
why only pilliyan? these are all wheel deals. dont forget that it was pillian
Sincere Monday, 12 October 2015 03:47 PM
Suspected for killing, then Chief Minister Eastern Province, arrested by Police.. my my whats all these?? I simply cannot understand!
Push Monday, 12 October 2015 06:00 AM
Hope this is not just another media show!
Bubble Banda Monday, 12 October 2015 06:42 AM
Well said, yes Karuna should have been arrested by now for killing the Policemen
Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 12 October 2015 06:43 AM
His bag should have been checked first as he is a murderer.
Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 12 October 2015 06:45 AM
Reasonable request, if ICC handles him - they will trap his companions like Karuna too.
Cobra Monday, 12 October 2015 07:32 AM
..and to think all these guys were protected and mollycoddled by the previous regime!!!
Vijith Pieterz Monday, 12 October 2015 07:49 AM
Pillaiyan the whole world knows that you killed Joseph.
J Palitha Monday, 12 October 2015 07:51 AM
For this murder Pillaiyan was paid 8.7 million by MR as this was a pre-planned matter.
Sara Monday, 12 October 2015 08:26 AM
Is it only Pillayan ?, how about the government leaders who gave instructions to obey the LTTE
steffny Monday, 12 October 2015 09:24 AM
No bail pleassssss
Giri Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:02 PM
Wheels of justice in Srilanka finally moving in the right direction!
Kathiran Thursday, 15 October 2015 10:50 PM
The next should be Karuna .former LTTE and he participated on attack on Kandy Temple.
Goliwog Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:15 PM
No can be. Just look at the creature. He should be handed over to the ICC.
Real Peace Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:20 PM
Well done, new govt! There is an MP hiding in our parliament who is wanted in India for murder, kidnap and ransom. New govt should not treat Pillayan and this MP differently - this MP should be extradited to India to face justice.
Sapu Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:22 PM
He killed thousands when he was in the LTTE and killed even more after he left the LTTE , he killed his enemies for his own selfish gains but in the end he will also get bail
Thomas Wednesday, 14 October 2015 08:45 AM
What about arresting the killer of more than 600 Unarmed Sinhalese Policemen in the eastern province???????
Sene Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:23 PM
Is bail coming?
Bala Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:30 PM
Good work - one by one they should go - next Karuna over killing 600 policemen in the Eastern Province when he was the lord there.
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