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In the wake of an attack on the Bank of Ceylon branch in Chennai, the Sri Lanka government today requested New Delhi to provide security to Sri Lankans living in India as well as the Sri Lankan establishments there.
 
Issuing a statement the external affairs ministry said that “The Ministry of External Affairs requested the Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi to seek the assistance of the Government of India in providing security to other Sri Lankan establishments such as Maha Bodhi Society, Sri Lankan Airlines and to all other Sri Lankans living in India in the wake of the attack,” Sri Lankan Ministry of External Affairs said, in a statement released on Friday.
 
It also said that a  mob  of  around 15 people , carrying iron  rods, wooden sticks  and knives had entered  the  office of the  Bank of Ceylon Branch  at Poonamallee High Road  in Chennai at 1.30 p.m. on 7th February 2013. The mob had  overpowered  two police personnel  and a security guard  of a private company  manning  the gate  of  the premises, smashed  the window panels  of the security  room  of the  Bank of Ceylon Office  and the glass doors  of the ATM  centre  and had injured  a staff member  of the Bank  and  caused  cut injuries  to a  trainee .
 
The two injured bank  staff  were admitted  to  Kilpauk  Medical Collage  Hospital  (MMC, Kilpauk) in  Chennai  and are  out of danger.
 
The release noted that the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission in Chennai has taken steps to contact the police authorities and security is maintained at the Bank of Ceylon premises.
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  • bernardwijeyasingha Saturday, 09 February 2013 02:37 AM

    That is a very weak and tepid response to an act of sheer terrorism. Instead the Sri Lankan government should have told New Delhi that if they fail to protect Sri Lankans and Sri Lankan interests in India, Sri Lanka will take her business to China and do the same to Indian in Sri Lanka. Time for some pogrom on the Indian community in Sri Lanka. Time to vandalize their business interests in Sri Lanka and time to bring China's navy to Sri Lanka's ports.

    Silva Friday, 08 February 2013 01:19 PM

    So how do you call whatever happening to minorities in Sri LAnka?

    Silva Friday, 08 February 2013 01:24 PM

    WHo care about that 70 jokers..

    Silva Friday, 08 February 2013 01:30 PM

    "Protect Lankans" - World tell Sri Lanka. However Sri Lanka refused to protect a segment of the Sri LAnkanas.

    suresh Friday, 08 February 2013 10:01 AM

    Extremists......This is what karunanidi wants - not realising this is no different to the LTTE

    kelani Raja Friday, 08 February 2013 10:07 AM

    What is the necessity to visit India and get our institution attack by protesters ....it cannot be called debacle Chinthanaya....???

    ayyo Friday, 08 February 2013 12:00 AM

    looks like Someone's pissed that we kicked them outta the world cup. via DM Android App

    Sri Kahanthie Friday, 08 February 2013 10:31 AM

    70-STRONG ENTROUNG BETTER PROTECT THEMSELVES.

    ambaruwa Friday, 08 February 2013 10:40 AM

    no one can harm our president god will be with him for ever

    Nithya Friday, 08 February 2013 10:42 AM

    This is a wake up call not only to Indian government about fast spreading Tamil extremism.

    RamUK Friday, 08 February 2013 11:05 AM

    From the beginning of 1957 we should know this... killing or harming civilians is not the solution.....take that....Nithya

    Indian Friday, 08 February 2013 11:40 AM

    'Good' vistors are always safe in India. Why come here if you are not welcome?

    Saskia Friday, 08 February 2013 12:12 PM

    First, protect the lands and culture of Tamils in SL.


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