Jaffna students boycott classes TNA to protest

Meanwhile the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) announced that a demonstration will be held on Monday in Jaffna to protest against the incidents. The TNA said that the demonstration will be to protest against the attack on the students who attempted to commemorate the LTTE ‘heroes day” anniversary as well as against the attack on Jaffna TNA MP  E. Sarawanabavan. Jaffna university students have decided to boycott classes both today and tomorrow over the clashes with the police and army over the LTTE “heroes day” ceremonies.The Jaffna university students union said that they had called for the boycott to ensure the safety of the students after some of them were injured in the clashes over the past two days. read more

Man sentenced to 30 years for 2012 murder of reputed wife

Seon Singh, 46, of 9th Field Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara was on Thursday sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by Justice James Bovell-Drakes after he admitted that he killed his reputed wife during a domestic dispute.Singh admitted that on November 25, 2012, he stabbed Indranie Sugrim to death.He was first charged for murder but opted to enter a guilty plead to lesser count of manslaughter.On Thursday, via a probation report, Singh expressed remorse claiming that he has clear memories of his wife. The man told the court that he would dream about his wife and wished he could talk to her.Before handing down the ruling, Justice Bovell-Drakes reminded the court that the suspect stabbed Sugrim ten times.The Judge added that the fact that he stabbed his wife 10 times makes him cringe. During the trial, the now dead woman’s mother testified that her son-in-law was abusive and jealous.Indranie Sugrim, 39, who was a mother of three, was murdered in her single bedroom house, by her reputed husband.It was reported that the couple had an argument but none of the family members intervened. A few minutes later, the woman was found in a motionless state by one of her daughters. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCorentyne man who killed wife in 2016 jailed for 20 yearsFebruary 21, 2019In “Crime”Father of 3 gets 16 yrs for killing reputed wife, 8 yrs for wounding her brotherJanuary 15, 2019In “Court”Kaneville murder: Man changes plea to guilty, gets 9 years sentenceMay 18, 2017In “Court” read more