Pillayan (File Photo)

Leader of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) and former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan has been further remanded till February 10 by the Batticaloa Magistrate today.

Chandrakanthan was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in October last year over the killing of former Tamil National Alliance (MP), Joseph Pararajasingam at St. Mary’s Church in Batticaloa on Christmas Day in 2005.