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Pillayan and paramilitary associates appear in high court over Joseph Pararajasingham murder

The paramilitary leader and former chief minister of the Eastern Province, Pillayan, and several of his associates appeared at the Batticaloa High Court on Wednesday over the 2005 assassination of the TNA MP, Joseph Pararajasingham.

Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, alias Pillayan, was presented to the court alongside his paramilitary associates Edwin Silva Krishnanantharaja alias Prathip Master and Kananayakam alias Gajan Mama, as well as the military intelligence officer M. Khaleel and former Sri Lankan soldier Mathusinghe alias Vinoth.

Security around the Batticaloa court complex and surrounding area was heavily beefed up for the arrival of the suspects.