Mobs storm Sri Lanka's Deputy High Commissioner's office in Chennai
2008-10-23 20:24:07

Mobs stormed the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commissoner's office in Chennai on Thursday evening and pelted stones causing injury to at least one officer and damages to the security post and notice board, a Foreign Ministry statement said.

The statement said that an unruly group had attempted to forcibly enter the Office situated at No. 196, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai.

"In their attempt to break in, they had damaged the Mission's security post and it's Notice Board. A stone thrown from outside and directed at the Mission had hit one of the officers of the Mission", the statement said.

"This matter was brought to the notice of the Indian authorities and action was taken immediately to intensify security for the premises and personnel in the Office of the Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai", the statement added.

The incident came in the wake of more protests about the plight of civilians displaced in northern Sri Lanka due to the ongoing military operations.

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