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Pilliayan Arrested For Pararajasingham Murder

The former Chief Minister of Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan was arrested by the CID a short while ago over the killing of former parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham.

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Pillayan

The CID earlier questioned Pillayan, a prominent former leader of the now defunct LTTE, over former parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham’s murder.

Police sources said that a group of CID officers went to Pillayan’s residence yesterday to question him. However he had evaded the CID team.

The CID team had told Pilleyan’s family members to inform the former chief minister to be present at the CID office in Colombo at 5 pm today. Pillayan had arrived at the CID office around 5.15 pm accompanied by another person.

Joseph Pararajasingham was shot dead by a group of unidentified gunmen. Eight others who were attending the mass were also injured in the shooting.

The CID, on Thursday, arrested two former TMVP members in connection with the murder of Pararajasingham who was gunned down on the night of 25 December 2005, during Christmas Mass held at the St. Maria’s Church in Batticaloa.

The Colombo Magistrates court authorized the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to detain the two suspects for a period of 90 days for lengthy questioning the two susp[ects arrested in connection with the murder.

The two were arrested 10 years after the incident.

The two suspects are, Edwin Silva Krishna Kandaraja alias Pradeep Master, a resident of Batticaloa and Rengasami Kanayagama alias Caajan Mama.

The CID informed the Court that during investigations it was revealed that two of the suspects involved in this crime are currently abroad. The CID will obtain the assistance of INTERPOL to take these two into custody.

The CID also informed the Court that a six spent 9 mm cartridges were found at the scene of the crime and said, three firearms had been used. The CID is carrying out further investigations in order to take into custody these firearms and a van which was used in the attack.

Related posts;

WikiLeaks: Pararajasingham And Raviraj Killings; Karuna And Douglas Killing MPs – EPDP Vigneswaran To US

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    RE: Pilliayan Arrested For Pararajasingham Murder

    “The former Chief Minister of Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan was arrested by the CID a short while ago over the killing of former parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham.”

    This is Yaha-Palanaya, Good -Governance. Goood. What boy the white van criminals and Gotabaya Rajapaksa?

    There are lot mote murderers in parliament, and you can start with Mahinda Rajapaksa and down.

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      Thanks Amarasiri for your neutral comments. Hats off to you friend.

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      Well done, new govt! There is an MP hiding in our parliament who is wanted in India for murder, kidnap and ransom. New govt should not treat Pillayan and this MP differently – this MP should be extradited to India to face justice.

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      Wow Amare! Is this your shortest post?!

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    If the murderer is arrested, who the hell will arrest the two dogs MAHINDA AND GOTA who ordered to murder.

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    We will have to await final outcome of the investigations to identify the real culprits
    Justice must be done to the families of the deceased.

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    Great!!
    Not only he kiiled Hons.Pararajasigham, he is responsible for many killings in Batticaloa including the great Professor Ravindranath (Formar Vice Chancellor Eartern University) and Mr. Thambiya Senior Lecturer in Economics at the same university.

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      All those other killings by Karuna/Pillaiyan faction as well as the LTTE have to be methodically addressed if there is going to be any genuine reconciliation.

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        What about the ex-Governments and their catchers killings?Most of them are now sitting with this Government! If there is going to be free and fair inquest, half the parliament would be in Jail!! Ha Ha! “The miracle of Asia”

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    Well done YAHAPALANAYA ,
    did I hear it right that the UN expenditure was minimal compared to Ali Ali expenditures by Ali MARA.

    Also the Presidential office to belt up/ down the expenses. Well well now we are talking after all the pressures through the ALI. CT!!!

    Now president should come out and explain to the public why he had taken his Podo putha to the UN .
    That will be out soon we hope.

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    I hope he is not given bail as suspicion of murder is a non bailable offence. It is very sad that after 10 years he is arrested, under MR government this should have happened.

    Thank you Ranil for making steady progress. Next is Karuna !!

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    For over 20 years, Douglas has an arrest warrant from India for murders at Choolaimedu, TN. He has fooled every government in Delhi, Chennai and Colombo since then. It should take less than 2 minutes to arrest this particular culprit, at least after January 8, 2015.

    Seeing his brazen impunity, 3 notorious characters, one from the hill country, one from the North and the other from the East are continuing to offer their services to make GOOD GOVERNANCE better. It is their bid to secure immunity in addition to impunity.

    The first 2 know better than commenters that they will get portfolios for their shameless persistence.

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      But, Dopuglas shook hands with Man Mohan Singh.

      So what ?

      Could Pabakaran do that ?

      Is his Ash floating still in Mullative Sea ?

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        Jim softy,

        It seems you are annoyed of Douglas Devananda being criticized, no wonder you are one those who only recognizes Prabaharan atrocities, what ever violence committed by others are not atrocities,
        Do You know Prabaharan shook hands with Rajiv Gandhi? though in a strange situation, in the midst of JR’s hilarious decision of ethnic cleansing far important than of Sovereignty of Sri Lanka.
        Douglas Devananda’s atrocities one of many reasons that smashed the MR’s popularity among the Tamils,

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    Good move, other culprits MR Gota Karuna Douglas are all master killers. Arrest them too.

    At least the current violators will think twice.

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      Let us not draw hasty conclusions as yet.
      The former MR regime had the present Yahapalanaya President in it’s folds as a minister for two terms, and he must have at least some knowledge about the killing of Pararajasingham. Will he on his own accord willingly decide to reveal a clue or two to provide evidence is still a matter for conjecture.
      Whatever that Pillayan may have blurtted during the interview at the CID Office about the killing of Pararajasingam has to stand corroboration as evidence in a court of law during proceedings.
      The arrest of Pillaiyan may be just a flash in the pan and a reaction to the recent UNHRC deliberations to draw a red herring.

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    I tell you dear friends. All these arrests and taking into custody bears no fruit. There are so many criminals in the big house just let loose to carry on their secret criminal programs unabated . The 02 biggest criminals of the former regime do exist happily as untouchables. Big man talking about Justice is of no avail.and in vane. ALL THIS IS BULL SHIT AND EYE WASH TO MARK TIME> ULTIMATELY YOU WILL NOTE THAT EITHER THE FILES ARE MISSING OR NO DIRECT EVIDENCE AND ALL WILL GO SCOT FREE ACQUITTED. THIS IS THE STATE OF AFFAIRS UNDER YAMA PAALANAYA. HOOO HOOOO BORUVA THAMAI API GENIYANNE NEDA?

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      You may be right Ranjit J

      The big sharks are still out. Will there be a kind of mistaken identity or lost evidence ,
      But there is something called people power with which we moved Alli Raja Pak to eternity . With the help of our new found Freedom of Speech and with CT we can send the crooks and murderers to the hangman awaiting.

      YAHAPALANAYA Rocks.

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    Most of the criminals with LTTE links and MR, GR guard, which appeared to be buried or swept under the carpet are going to face charges soon. Yahapalana great.

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    The CID informed the Court that during investigations it was revealed that two of the suspects involved in this crime are currently abroad.

    So…. Pillayan will be released as according to the CID the real suspects are in Switzerland. It will be unfair to detain him.

    oh !! what is happening here…………Yahapalanaya crumbling?

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    Pillaiyan,apparently began his career in the LTTE. Not in the Military or Political wing but in the Kitchen Department! He is the guy who used to pack the Dinner/Lunch packets for those on the field.
    Saturn/Jupiter transits in his Nativity chart,must have made this murderer got close to another one of his kind and he ended up as a Chief Minister.

    How many Murders….
    How many Rapes….
    How many Extortions…..
    How many seizure of other peoples properties….

    At long last this SOB has been arrested!
    There was also a guy in Black COAT [As shown on TV] who accompanied him.He too should be arrested!

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    Look like another another LTTE killing is put on another Tamil.

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      We Thamizh will be We Thamizh. As I’ve said before the fastest solution to the We Thamizh nuisance would be to throw a few T-56s into the mix and look the other way for a couple of weeks :D

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        There is kurry to finish to some LTTE cases and have them hanged before the actual trial start, that is probably in year, after Sec.Kerry go home. Let these coolies to face a real court can be a serious business. They left the LTTE when there was some inconvenience started. If they find it withier new Sinhala Intellectual masters, they would do that again. Allowing them too turn as prosecution witness in a foreigners sitting courts could be as dangerous as the alive LTTE. If Pillaiyan decide to tell how he was kept on the chain by Lord the Brother Prince and made to murder M.P, Pararajasingham, that is a war crime case against the Brother Prince. So let us deal first with the survived LTTE who are forced to become Appe Anduwa’s hitmen. In other words, these some other Kathirgamars. How earlier Pillaiyan was made to go against LTTE, the same deals would be made to make go against the wartime crime-courts.

        Upul Jayasuriya wrote an essay in CT about the death of Judge Sriskandarajah. UNP supported Weerawansa dismissing CJ Shiranee. So now Upul mouth is forcefully filled with very sweet..sweet Kiribath. Now he cannot open his mouth for these things. He opens only when if has to say something about Hybrid Court. Now he is with Appe Anduwa and soon he would qualified to become CJ or AG.

        We saw the Sinhala Intellectual Politician who signed and cleared his family’s drug container is advising officially to the New King. Murali’s brother who imported alcohol with Southern politicians is facing problems.

        If somebody investigate Health Ministry, current and the past ministers will be going to prison. Only Foreign Ministry blamed for failures because Kathirgamar and Peris, the Ranil Mahatha’s enemies were there.

        Will UNP released a list the cases Appe Andua going to investigate and with what priority? When Ambassador blake was here he made Kathirgamar’s murder as one of the that had to go in front of IIGEP.. the five boys of trico, action farm, Raviraj… Even Kumar Ponnampalam’s death which was blamed on Attanagalla Princess is not coming forth.

        In and out of parliament and when the TV’s on and off a full length “Lies Agreed upon” UNP version is being produced. The hope is when Sec.Kerry move out, the 34th sitting will be smooth.

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          Are we to believe that you were NOT one of the overseas Tamil ‘intellectuals’ invited to sign Karthirgamar’s death warrant, which sadly, they were all too willing to do and took great pride in so doing.

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        But you are not a Tamil nuisance but a Sinhalese racist from overseas posting under a stolen Tamil Identity. An identity of a person whom you hated, that you have decided to steal it and use it to post your anti Tamil venom. Any one with an ounce of intelligence will know you are have nothing to do with we Thamizh but everything to do with Chingkallam

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          Cool story, bro :D Will we be seeing a sequel?

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        D:Wee Thamihz Senior Journalist Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

        ” As I’ve said before the fastest solution to the We Thamizh nuisance would be to throw a few T-56s into the mix and look the other way for a couple of weeks :D”

        Very good idea.

        1. Gota’s b***s carriers could eke out a living by selling those arms to Somali pirates at mid sea from illegal floating armory.

        2. Since Jan 2015 politicians have been asked to surrender their weapons. The politicians feel they are being weakened and made stripped naked. They need illegal arms to strengthen their political position.

        3. Some T56 might reach JVP’s collection which they never officially surrendered.

        Being a Wee Thamihz what is in it for you? Expecting some crumbs out of the deal.

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      The killers are still sitting in parliament. This can only happen in our cursed country

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      Jim Softy,

      I reliably understand that the main reason, for this arrest is because that Sivanesathurai Chandrankanthan alias Pillaiyan, is the most recent descendant of Native Veddha of Tamil Speaking Clan, and Government of Sri Lanka is very much perplexed over this finding!

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    Justice needs to be done for the death of Mohammed Ashraff, former SLMC leader. Its wildly believed madam Chandrika is behind the mystery.

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    Although in the Opposition officially, Vellala party TNA obviously rule now.

    Professor Rajan Hoole’s recent article seems to be well timed..

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      Hi KAS, can you give the reference for the recent article of Rajan Hoole. I have not read that.

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        ” The LTTE and the Global Caste System ” in CT a few days ago.

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    Great news! Did he go with a white flag? Who knows?
    In any event, Pillaiyan must be questioned about the ransom midnappings also. Karuna also must be arrested and detained as he was the leader then. Karuna is responsible, even vicariously, for all the kidnappings, ransoms, extortions, child conscriptions and for murders. There is evidence to detain Karuna indefinitely without trial.
    All must be brought to justice except MR and Gota. Because if not for MR and Gota, the war would not have ended and these ex LTTE guys would not have changed their course. MR and GOTA deserve full amnesty.

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      Ex LTTE guys might have changed their course, but the Sinhala Intellectual, who are set by Don Stephen at time of receiving the freedom, is struggling not being able to change even after in the past India came to occupy and left, now China is occupying a lot of Lankawe and the International community is knocking at the door to walk in.

      Did you read what is not acceptable in the manner of tit for tat or LTTE did it so, Old Ling and Brother Prince too did it?. Where did you get your Dr. degree? Did the Colombo University which gave the PhD to the King and the Brother Prince gave you your Dr. degree for the same reason. Do you know, in Tamil, they say the one murdered a thousand is as knowledgeable as half a doctor?

      Mr. Dr. in ignorance do you know the Ex.LTTE guys are present Appe Anduawa’s Golayas. “Karuna is responsible, even vicariously, for all the kidnappings, ransoms, extortions, child conscriptions and for murders. ” Karuna’s crimes were cleared by Radhika when she was in unesco with the support of the Old King. She had declared that he was rehabilitated and she was able to make him release the child soldiers. Could you write to Radhika and bring her opinion in you conclusions?

      For your information, Karuna and Pillayan were pluck out of LTTE by supplying girls at Thailand by the current Mahata during the negotiations. LTTE is very intolerant to woman business. Karuna willfully quit the LTTE to enjoy the women that has been eventually supplied by the Old King’s administration. That time Neither Old King nor Brother Prince had any recognizable jobs in Chandrika’s administration.

      Dr. did check up if there is any medicine for you problem with your memory?

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    Still listening to all fart noises and waiting patiently to see shit.

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      Psycho

      “Still listening to all fart noises and waiting patiently to see shit.”

      Where were you when s**t hit the fan?

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    There are hundreds of LTTE Financiers, killers all over the world. LTTE did so many murders and escape because Pabakaran died. Some are living in Sri lanka and under immunity because they catholic/christian Prists.

    That is not fair for Tamils who finally helped to finish the war.

    So, they should not be prosecuted. Govt should know Even the LTTE was known as Proxy of LTTE. There are politicians in TNA who were actively pursuing LTTE agenda and attended LTTE meetings in Vanni.

    If the govt thinks is justice is only for those who talk often and loud, then that doe snot become a Justice. Govt should make clear it first.

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      ,
      Don’t worry……by the time case is over, Your MaRa will be back in power to pardon him.

      :-)

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    Pilliyan is said to be responsible for the murder of Pro Raveendranath and Dr Thampiah of Batticaloa University. His associates are still working in this university!

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    When a retired Military person told this things to me some time ago i refused to believe him although he was close family friend.

    ” Most of the Political murders in our country was not done by the LTTE but by the EX LTTE’rs who turned be the Para military forces , acting on the instruction of the Government ( Defence ) Such as Douglas ( EPDP ) , Karuna Faction , Pillaiyan Faction and most of all Extremist within the Military who just wanted to kill for fun ( Lasantha , Prageeth , Wasim Tajudeen etc ).

    There are 100 of not so high profile murders which we are not even aware of. Most of these were done for Ransom to fill the pockets of a few higher ups in the Ministry of Defence.

    These murderers have brought disrepute to our forces and are making ways for us to be hauled up to Hague which is inevitable from what we see now.

    So Tamils screaming in 2009 onwards is slowly becoming the truth and not GOTA’s version of nothing happened all was good and only LTTE was eliminated .

    You can’t blame the minorities to trust the Majority when these kind of things happen can you ?

    It’s better to have all these Murderers Inquired and put behind Bars for our Country to progress as one nation.

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    Lets make K A Sumanasekera his defence lawyer and lets throw in a hat collection with Native Vedha in charge for Sumane mamas professional fees shall we forlk?

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      Peace Lover

      “lets throw in a hat collection with Native Vedha in charge for Sumane mamas professional fees shall we forlk?”

      Please stop dragging me into KASmaalam K A Sumane’s financial affairs. I am minding my own business and trying really hard to keep me out of trouble.

      On the other hand I suggest Pillayan appoints Namal and his dad Mahinda as his defense lawyer, KASmaalam acting as their financial controller.

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        Dear Native,

        Do me a favour mate..Introduce me to Galleon Ravi to learn the tips which he gave your mate Galleon Raja……

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    ParaRajapasingham was an Active member of LTTE who thought that PEELAM was inevitable. Eastern LTTE got only a few of them and not all. This was the time LTTE was fighting the final war.

    At the same time, LTTE was killing Eastern Tamils who were former LTTE cadres.

    Now why this partial justice when most of the LTTE caders, financiers and Leaders are living Overseas.

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    [Edited out] Please avoid typing all capitalized comments – CT

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    There is resolution government co-sponsored to investigate war-crime. Rowdy Rowdy Appe Anduwa co – signed the resolution for the same intention of all other previous governments signed pacts with Tamils and India, including Dudley and Chandrika. Appe Anduwa is very confident it can dodge Sec.Kerry.
    Unlike with India, where 100% of the matters had to be achieved things bribing Shiv Sanger Menon, Narayan, …, Kerry’s office already has manned with Sinhala Intellectuals. When Kerry was presiding the Foreign Relations Committee, the Sinhala intellectual had produced a report for him. This report had a lot of praises for the Old King’s government for having achieved a lot in the good direction after war. But, when Ambassador Robert Blake went to Congress, he contradicted Kerry’s Foreign Relation Committee’s report and declared all what the Old Royals did was cheating America. Probably, Blake’s confession against Foreign Relation Committee’s report might have indulged Sec.Kerry to take as a personal challenge and he might have redoubled his effort to prove the accuracy of his office report. But his political ignorance of Lankawe was revealed when he compared Rangoon with Ceylon. That is Lankawe had dictators from 1948 only to disenfranchise and deport Tamils out of Lankawe. Myanmar has dictators because army took over the power. There is mountain and valley difference between Myanmar and Lankawe, because when army takes the power from the elected government, people are disappointed, but when people elect the dictator to prop up the army to the power, people get satisfied and give their blood and flesh to save their government. The New Royal has been brought against the will of the Sinhala Buddhists. Irrespective of Sec.Kerry’s admiration of the New Royals’ achievement in the resolutions preamble pars, every member of the New royals are very conscious about this fact. So Appe Anduwa will work on every direction to dodge out of the co-signed resolution.

    These arrests of regular criminals under the shade of the resolution are hooked into the resolution implementation in a very complex way. This is to make to believe America that the government is serious about implementing the UNHRC resolution unlike the great dupe Hakeem did to Mrs. Clinton in implementing the LLRC recommendations. That is how the cheating of the Lankawe keeps going on. Lankawe will be the first to pretend that the previous action was a cheat and the current administration is very earnestly regretting for it. Then it go ahead and releases it next spectacular ginners record cheating. That is what Ambassador Lunstead had described in his Telex which was released by the Wiki leaks. PTA is still active. Jeyakumari is being repeatedly arrested under PTA. There were thousand ways to have arrested Pillaiyan, Karuna, Kaheem and Douglas on the murder accusation blamed on them.

    The arrest of Pillaiyan is the plan of the New Royals to go another political mileage on cheating the internationals. That is only the usual Appe Anduwa’s utter dishonest game.

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    Manoevering in Pillaiyan as CM of the Eastern Province soon after the war and thereafter manipulating him in a badly produced puppet show, was the greatest crime MR commited against the people of the east. The appointment of Pillaiyan as a Presidential advisor, after he failed to be elected at the more recently held PC elections, was a cruel joke played on all citizens of this country.

    A parallel situation was also created in the north by MR by annointing Douglas Devananda as the uncrowned king there, after the war. Karuna’s appointment as MP, deputy minister and a vice-president of the SLFP are also examples of how MR insulted the sensibility of the people of this country and more so the Tamils.

    Of course, the elected CM of the north, selected by the TNA, promoted by many of us and voted in by an overwhelming majority, has not performed well either, although he is head and shoulders above Pillaiyan, Douglas and Karuna in character, honesty, education and overall quality.

    Pillaiyan and Douglas were disgusting, while CVW has been a major disappointment and a wind bag.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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      MARA bravely insulted the country by bringing in his
      off springs and siblings to front line politics and
      more than five million voters insulted rest of the
      globe by voting to the same man for the third time
      and then more injury was done by the masses of
      Kurunegala , sending him as an MP giving second
      largest majority of votes . The message ? A large
      majority is quite proud of being allied with the
      racists and their law of jungle.

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    The significant point is that all those with Pillayan, Karunas, Telo, EPRLF EPDP and the militant groups and militant except LTTE has been granted amnesty by the SL military, SL Government, international community and the UN. The amnesty is for all the wrong doings in the past, present and future. That is how Vithya’s murderers are enjoying good life and the protesters are languishing in the Jail. The amnesty gave Pillaiyan the CM post and Karuna The minister post. Why the hell you are arresting him now for something the amnesty has been granted. you can see in same view the SL armed forces and the SL was granted amnesty or approval for all the wrong acts. I mean any bad things on Tamils are always approved and encouraged as an act of charity.

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    Pillaiyan and Karuna were the quisling Tamil hunting dogs to fetch kill rape and murder for their Sinhalese masters. The armed services and the Rajapakse government. Now the very same Sinhalese racists Like nuisance Jim soft on the head, who were part of the hurrah crowd are trying to blame all this on the LTTE, to divert attention from their racist war criminal Sinhalese heroes and armed forces

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    Pillaiyan is a modaya.

    He should have got out of the country like me without getting into this predicament.

    Will be receive the traditional body massage (torture) in the investigation process. Will he experience Chillie powder application, hurting the testicles, anal insertions, hanging upside down, kicking, beating etc.,

    Oh no. He will be held in the five star room in the prison.

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      Nirmala,

      “Oh no. He will be held in the five star room in the prison.”

      He is not in prison yet or is he?

      If he is remanded he is very likely transferred to a hospital then out on bail for the next 20 years while the court case continues.

      According to the Constitution even Pillaiyan is innocent until proven guilty.

      I was very happy to read that he has been arrested by the CID.

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    This professional killer must be hanged before the hangman is pensioned off. Bensen

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      The murder happened in 2005. Breakthrough in the
      investigation happens after ten years and two
      suspect’s arrest leads to President advisor’s
      arrest and all within a matter of three days.
      Matter is very clear. What’s not clear is, why
      the former regime that killed VP, could not even
      question Pillayan on suspicion and instead
      brokered to appoint him chief minister and then
      pocketed him in as an advisor to the top job of
      the country as an alternative to C M job for the
      second term. My3 Ranil combo need to hunt further
      to catch those who intentionally delayed or totally
      ignored the course of justice to the victim’s
      family and to the nation. Adding injury to the
      insult , the suspect had been rewarded top most
      jobs , may be as protection from the long arms of
      the law !

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    CT should have printed it ” Former president adviser
    Pillayan arrested.”

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