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Foolproof security for Indian team

The Sri Lankan Govt's assurance comes in the wake of a powerful blast close to hotel where Indian players are staying.

india Updated: Aug 14, 2006 21:04 IST

Sri Lanka on Monday assured India that it will provide foolproof security to the Indian cricket team in Colombo in the wake of a powerful mine blast close to the hotel, where the players were staying.

The Sri Lankan Government has promised to do their best to provide foolproof security to the Indian team, Home Secretary VK Duggal said after holding a meeting with Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran.

It is understood that the Indian cricketers would be provided with bullet proof cars and escorts to the places of their visit and stay and their travel plans would be worked out meticulously.

To a question on the fate of the tri-series matches in Colombo, Duggal said it was not for the Ministry of Home Affairs to decide and described the blast as 'very unfortunate'.

At least seven people were killed and eight others injured in the powerful mine blast close to the hotel where the Indian cricket team is staying in Colombo. The Indian cricketers were in their rooms in Hotel Taj Samudra when the explosion took place. They are all safe.