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Pillaiyan and SL intelligence officer further remanded over murder of Tamil MP

Tamil paramilitary leader Pillaiyan and a Sri Lankan army intelligence officer have been further remanded by a Sri Lankan court, over the 2005 murder of Tamil National Alliance MP Joseph Pararajasingham.
Pillaiyan, real name Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, was the former chief minister of the Eastern province and head of the government aligned TMVP paramilitary group. He was arrested over the murder of the parliamentarian in October last year.
Alongside an army intelligence officer, Pillaiyan and two other TMVP members have been further remanded until 11 January 2017.
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