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Envoy raises temple attack issue

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday asked India to provide security to all its pilgrims visiting Chennai. The move comes a day after an attack on the Maha Bodhi Society Temple in Chennai in which two Lankan Buddhist monks were injured.

world Updated: Jan 25, 2011 23:47 IST

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday asked India to provide security to all its pilgrims visiting Chennai. The move comes a day after an attack on the Maha Bodhi Society Temple in Chennai in which two Lankan Buddhist monks were injured.

The attack, suspicion is raised, might be retaliatory in tone as it follows the killing of two Tamil Nadu fishermen in Lankan navy's firing.

Sri Lankan high commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam met Tamil Nadu's chief secretary S Malathi in Chennai and discussed the welfare of Buddhist monks who were injured in the attack. The Lankan external affairs ministry has taken up the matter with India through the high commission in Colombo. The envoy was assured that strict action against would be taken against the attackers. Chennai police commissioner S Rajendran said two persons were detained in connection with the attack and investigations were on. "Authorities in TN were requested to take necessary action to ensure security to Lankan establishments in Chennai," Sri Lanka's foreign office said in a statement.