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TNA MP accuses Pillaiyaan of issueing death threats (Right to dissent)

Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan (Pillayan)

Batticaloa District Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian C. Yogeswaran has lodged a complaint with the Kaththangkudy Police that he had repeatedly received death threats from the Chief Minister of Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pilliayan, according to electronic media reports in Colombo Tuesday.

Mr.Yogeswaran said in his complaint that Pilliayaan’s vehicle overtook his vehicle on March 21 at Kiraankulam whileYogeswaran was travelling to attend a function at Kaluwanchigkudi area.

Yogeswaran said that he was forced to stop his vehicle in the middle of the road and that Pilliayan through the window of his vehicle threatened him that he would be shot dead.

Mr.Yogeswaran added that Pilliayan had threatened him earlier also.

Pilliayan is the leader of one of the two Para military groups in the east supporting the Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse regime. The other is led by Deputy Resettlement Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralidharan alias Karuna.

Tamil Net

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