Co-Chairman of the District Coordinating Committee of Batticaloa and Member of Parliament Sivanesanthurai Chandrakanthan has been acquitted and released by the Batticaloa High Court today, the murder case of journalist turned MP Joseph Pararajasingham.
Speaking to the media, he stated that he was a political victim in the hands of the Tamil National Alliance, implying that the TNA had insisted on his arrest to the then government. He went on to say that he had never met Joseph Pararajasingham, except on one occasion where he had seen him at a rally.
He also said that, “politicians like the former Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Parliamentarian Sumanthiran had a hand in this. I am proof that the ‘Good Governance’ had used the state machinery to seek revenge on its political opponents.”