Pillayan (File Photo)

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today granted permission for the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to further detain and question former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias ‘Pillayan’ until December 10.

Pillayan was arrested on October 11 in connection with the assassination of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Batticaloa district MP Joseph Pararajasingham which occurred on Christmas Eve in 2005.