Pillayan assured Ministerial post

31 July 2020 10:24 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former LTTE fighter and leader of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP), Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan has been assured a Ministerial post if he wins the Parliamentary election.

Pillayan, who is currently in remand prison, is contesting the polls in the East on the TMVP ticket in some areas and under the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is some areas.

Sources close to Pillayan told Daily Mirror that he has been assured a Ministerial post by the SLPP if he is elected to Parliament.

However, the SLPP has informed him that he will receive the post only if he manages to secure bail and is released from prison.

Pillayan is currently in remand in the case over the murder of former Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham.

A close associate of Pillayan said that they fear there is an attempt to keep Pillayan behind bars and prevent him from securing a Ministerial post.

The Attorney General had indicted Pillayan (who is the 03rd accused in above-mentioned case) with six other persons in the High Court of Batticaloa for offences committed under Sections 32, 102, 113[b], 140 & 146 of the Penal Code read with Section 2[1][a] , 2[i] & 3[b] of the Prevention of Terrorism [Temporary Provisions] Act No. 48 of 1979 as amended by Act No. 10 of 1982 and Act No. 22 of 1988 in connection with the killing of former Member of Parliament for Batticaloa District Joseph Pararajasingham..

“The State counsel has been framing the 3rd accused as ex LTTE leader and suppressing his conversion to democratic path and his immense contribution to defeat terrorism. Since the 3rd accused has been arrested under PTA, he had been refused to be granted bail, remanded up to date. The State counsel making use of each and every single provisions of the PTA to delay the matter in Court of Appeal,” Pillayan’s legal team alleged while speaking to Daily Mirror. (Easwaran Rutnam)

  Comments - 9

  • Dr. T.R. Jebanayagam Friday, 31 July 2020 11:45 AM

    Before voting, I plead to the masses not to vote for murderers. Thanks.

    Prof. M. Lalith Wickramage Friday, 31 July 2020 11:48 AM

    Mr. President, we respect you personally and voted for you to become a Straight and Honest Legend, but if you allow Pillayan to become a minister, it will be a black mark for SLPP forever.

    Samson Friday, 31 July 2020 11:52 AM

    Good all communities should be represented

    Dee Friday, 31 July 2020 12:00 PM

    Well done 'forces'!

    jawa Friday, 31 July 2020 03:28 PM

    NO, Please tell president to give him Prime minister post.

    TONY Friday, 31 July 2020 03:38 PM


    janaka Friday, 31 July 2020 04:01 PM

    Before voting Please do not vote for Murders , Thugs, Bar Owners, Drug agents and Bookie Owners

    Joshua Friday, 31 July 2020 05:52 PM

    This is class of SLPP. Ha haa. Tamils are laughing

    Dulip Perera Friday, 31 July 2020 07:56 PM

    If this is the class of people SLPP wants, please think twice, when voting. A known criminal is dangerous.

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