Former Eastern Province CM Pillayan arrested

PillayanFormer Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathirai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today.

Pillayan’s spokesman Azad Maulana said that the CID had gone to his house in Batticaloa last night with a warrant to arrest him.

However he was not at home and as a result he visited the CID office today where he was arrested.

Pillayan was arrested in connection to the murder of Joseph Pararajasingham, a senior Tamil politician and former Batticaloa district Member of Parliament (MP) of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

He was shot dead in December 2005 at St. Mary’s co-cathedral church in the Batticaloa town while attending Christmas prayers.

The MP’s wife, Mrs. Sugunam Pararajasingham sustained serious injuries in the gunfire while several others were also injured.

Pillayan was part of the Karuna Amman led Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) at the time Pararajasingham was killed.

The TMVP had split from the LTTE and fought against the LTTE but an internal rift in the TMVP say Pilayan and Karuna go their separate ways and in 2007 Pillayan was made leader of the TMVP.

The TMVP contested the Eastern Provincial Council elections in 2008 and won and Pillayan was made Chief Minister.

Th former Government of Mahinda Rajapaksa used Pillayan to promote the idea of terrorist turned politician who entered democracy.

However human rights groups said that Pillayan should be investigated for the crimes he had committed as an LTTE member and as a TMVP fighter. (Colombo Gazette)

7 COMMENTS

  1. I think anyone that had committed murder should be made accountable and should be punished and that doesn’t mean one have a privilege of spending time in a hospital as this will deter anyone breaking the law.
    On the 9th of this month we drove from Mavanalla to Kandy,a hour’s journey where there were 3 road accidents due to reckless driving and in one site there were a very heavy police presence and it was disgusting to notice three separate vehicles of politicians driving fast overtaking and crossing the single unbroken centre line just in front of the police where the police seems to be reluctant to stop these vehicles,one is chasing the other.
    I too notice that ambulances not on call trying to evade the traffic by using their emergency lights which is a offense in a civilized country,where nobody should be above the law.
    We have lot to catch up with the civilized world where people should be forced to respect one another making a true Buddhist country,just as in UK where people are respectful and tolerant to one another..
    It is truly unbelievable that motorists intimidate pedestrians at a proper crossing with blaring their horns.

  2. At last there seem to “some” light at the end of the tunnel!
    I cannot wait till the thugs Viz. karuna,all the pakses who plundered and commited mass murders are brought to justice.

    ps
    Please dont change death penalty till these bastards are hanged in public, in Galle face green.

  3. THIS GOVERNENT IS IN THE PROCESS OF WHITE WASHNG THE TAMIL TIGER TERRORITISTS FOR ITS OWN DISMAL ADVANTAGE.POLITICIANS NORMALLY CHANGE THEIR STAND TO SUIT THEIR WHIMS AND FANCIES, BUT THE PATRIOT PUBLIC STANDS ON ITS OWN BELIEFS. EVERY TAMIL IS A TIGER AND EVERY TIGER IS A TERRORISTS AND OPPORTUNIST.TRUST THEM NOT.THEIR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO MAKE TAMIL THEIR STATE LANGUAGE, SRI LANKA THEIR 2ND TAMIL NADU WITH THE CHANGE OF THENATIONAL ANTHEM, FLAG AND EVERYTHING SINALA. KEEP HEM AT ARMSLENGTH,DISTRUST THEIR MILES AND ALL THAT THEY SAY NOW WITH REGARD TO THE DIVISIN OF THE COUNTRY. THEY ARE POLLADA HARAM MANUSEN.

  4. Great news This is retribution happening in thisblife. You have killed so many so suffer the consequences. Tell Maharaja to save you now

  5. The biggest question of all is Why didn’t our Police or CID do a thorough investigation of the case in the last 10 years? This shows the pathetic level to which our law enforcement and justice system have fallen in this country. If you are in power, there won’t be any investigation on your crimes! The system only starts to work once you are not part of the Government.

    No wonder the recent UN resolution has blasted our justice system, and recommended foreign judges and lawyers!

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