Sri Lankan mission in Chennai stoned (Lead)

October 23rd, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) A group of students pelted stones at the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission here Thursday afternoon, breaking the windowpanes at its entrance, police said. Heavy reinforcements were rushed to the mission, situated about a kilometre away from the residences of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and Leader of Opposition J. Jayalalitha, police added.

Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner P. Amza was away in Colombo at the time, diplomatic sources said.

“The miscreants suddenly broke glass window panes at the gate and entered the main building shouting slogans. Even as we rushed for cover, the police arrived and prevented further damage. Though nobody was hurt, the experience has left us shaken,” an employee at the mission told IANS.

Six police vehicles were later positioned at the mission, situated in a quiet street in the southern part of the city.

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