Jan 13, 2021

Pillayan & 4 others acquitted & released

Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan and 04 other suspects were acquitted and released in the Joseph Pararajasingham murder case by the Batticaloa High Court today (13).

The case was taken up before Batticaloa High Court Judge D. S. Susaithasan.

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.

Pillayan was arrested on Oct.11, 2015 by the CID after he had arrived at the premises to give a statement.

On Nov. 24, 2020, the Batticaloa High Court released Pillayan and the 04 other suspects, on two personal bails of Rs. 100,000/- each.