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2 October 2013 11:43 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Despite the claim of tight vigil by naval and coast guard personnel following an alert about possible infiltration of terrorists through the sea, a Sri Lankan Tamil managed to sneak into the island by a high-speed boat early on Wednesday morning.

Police said they arrested Chellakrishnan of Pesalai in Sri Lanka following a tip-off by a local resident shortly after he was dropped at Arichalmunai by the boat, police said.

The boat which dropped him managed to go back. He had come in a high speed boat and that might be the reason why the coastal security police and coastguard and even Navy would have missed the craft, said an official.

Patrolling along the shores and in the sea has been strengthened since last month after an intelligence alert that terrorists might enter the country from Sri Lanka through the Palk Strait and attack the Lord Ramanathaswamy temple, Madurai and Mayiladuthurai.

During questioning, the Sri Lankan national claimed that he was staying in Tiruchirappalli and had left for Sri Lanka by a ferry some time ago and returned now. He had also said he used to undertake frequent trips to his country.

Police said investigations were on into his claims. (Source: The Hindu)

  Comments - 6

  • Abdul Wednesday, 02 October 2013 12:00 PM

    why should someone go to toilet nadu from here ? life is better than tamil nadu here.

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 02 October 2013 12:34 PM

    Tamil nadu is protecting these devious individuals

    Sonali de Silva Wednesday, 02 October 2013 01:19 PM

    " a tip-off by a local resident " The diaspora should get the message that the Tamil people in Sri Lanka has had enough of war and the tigers. This is the best thing that has happened since we won the war..

    IBNUABOO Wednesday, 02 October 2013 03:07 PM

    The Indian cost guards and other officials could have let him go here on something profit

    ram Thursday, 03 October 2013 02:53 AM

    Tamil nadu is 1000 time better than Pakistan dirty Pattans .

    Suq Madique Thursday, 03 October 2013 03:15 AM

    If you're used to defecating on the streets then maybe tamil nadu is better than Pakistan.

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