Thanabalasingham will never be tried here

The Supreme Court has ruled that Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingham will never be tried for murder in Canada. Thanabalasingham, a refugee from Sri Lanka living in Montreal, had already done time for domestic violence against his wife, Anuja Baskaran, when she was murdered in 2012. He was arrested and charged, but was later set free after five years of pre-trial incarceration in 2017 based on the Jordan ruling on the delay of justice. He was deported back to Sri Lanka immediately.

Now the Supremes have ruled that even if Thanabalasingham comes back to Canada he will never be tried here for the murder. There’s no indication he plans to come back – as I understand it, the situation in Sri Lanka has changed in the meantime – but I can’t help wondering if he’s found a new wife, and how she’s doing.