Oct 30, Chennai: Security has been strengthened at Sri Lankan institutions in Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu following the petrol bomb attack on two Indian Post Offices on Tuesday.
Chennai police said armed security personnel were deployed to guard vital installations, especially the ones connected to Sri Lanka.
Accordingly, heavy security has been provided for the office of the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission in Southern India, Mahabodhi Society and Bank of Ceylon, all located in Chennai and targeted by the pro-Tamil Eelam protesters on earlier occasions.
The police say Tuesday's attack is alleged to be the handiwork of a Tamil organization that is opposed to India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo next month.
On Wednesday, activists belonging to a pro-Tamil outfit had thrown a burning wooden log inside the premises of the Income Tax office in Chennai to protest Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's participation at the CHOGM.