Pararajasingham killing : Pillayan Arrested

Published : 9:33 am  October 12, 2015 | No comments so far |  |  (672) reads | 

pille1By Darshana Sanjeewa
The CID yesterday arrested former Chief Minister of Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan over the killing of former TNA parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham in 2005.

Police said the CID will record Pillayan’s statement over the alleged connection in the killing of former TNA parliamentarian. Mr. Pararajasingham was shot dead on December 25, 2005 while inside St. Michael’s Church in Batticaloa.
Police said the CID had visited the Pillayan house yesterday to record a statement, however, he was not at the house at the time, therefore, the CID had informed him to  report to the CID to record a statement.

According to media reports two unidentified gunmen had slipped past hundreds of worshippers to carry out the shooting in which eight others including several children were injured.

Two ex-LTTE cadres were arrested by the CID in connection with the killing of former TNA parliamentarian on last Tuesday at Batticaloa.