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Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with fundamental rights petition filed by Pillayan

Colombo, 25 January, (Asiantribune.com):

When the fundamental rights violation petition filed by the former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province S. T. Chandrakanthan alais Pillayan was yesterday taken up for consideration, the Attorney General informed the Supreme Court that former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham had been murdered on the orders of Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan.

The AG informed Court that an investigation into the murder had revealed that Pillaiyan, while being a leader of the LTTE, had issued an order to murder the former TNA MP Pararajasingham and the assassination itself had been carried out by a person identified as 'Shanthan'.

Making further submissions to the SC, the AG stated that it has now been decided to file indictments against the suspect in the Colombo High Court (CHC).

The Defence Counsel told Court that his client was being imprisoned over a long period despite the lack of sufficient evidence to incriminate him.

He also charged that his client was being held having used powers in the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) against him.

The Supreme Court yesterday granted leave to proceed with the fundamental rights violation petition filed by the former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province S. T. Chandrakanthan alais Pillayan.

The hearing of this case was fixed for May 30.

President’s Counsel Sanjeewa Jayawardane, appeared for the petitioner.

Senior State Counsel Sudarshana de Silva appeared for the state.

The Bench comprised the Chief Justice K. Sripavan and Justice Priyantha Jayawardane.

- Asian Tribune –

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