Former Chief Minister of the Estern Provincial Council Shivaneshathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pilleyan has been arrested.
Pilleyan was summoned to the CID to get a statement regarding the murder of former TNA Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham. Pararajasingham, was assassinated in 2005 while attending a Christmas midnight mass at St Mary’s church in Batticaloa,
However, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said Pilleyan was arrested when he arrived at the CID at 5.20 p.m. today (11th).
Pilleyan was a military leader of the LTTE in charge of child soldiers.