Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan who was remanded has been released on bail. He was released on bail by the Batticaloa High Court and released on two bails of Rs. 100,000 each.
Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pilleyan was remanded on charges of murdering former parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham in 2005. Five other suspects who were imprisoned on this charge have also been released on bail.