Pillaiyan, UPFA's principal candidate in Eastern PC election
[TamilNet, Monday, 31 March 2008, 15:39 GMT]
Key paramilitary operative and vice president of Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal TMVP group, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan, has been selected by ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to be its principal candidate in the list of contestants in the forthcoming Eastern Province Council election, Education Minister, Susil Prem Jeyanth said.
Pillaiyan signed the nomination papers Monday around 3:00 p.m.
Pillaiyan was also selected to be the candidate contesting for the Chief Minister post of Eastern Province Council, sources in Batticaloa said.