Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Lanka fallout: Vigil stepped up along TN coast

(rediff)Vigilance along the southern coast of Tamil Nadu has been stepped up by the state police in collaboration with other security agencies to prevent possible infiltration of LTTE cadres in the wake of the fall of the outfit's de facto capital Kilinochchi in Sri Lanka.

Highly placed police sources ruled out any security threat to the state and said police and other agencies have been asked to be on "alert", step up vigilance and monitor the situation closely.

"Right now, there is no security threat to the state... however, we have asked the police and other agencies to be on alert and post more police personnel in the coastal areas such as Rameswaram, which are in close proximity to Sri Lanka," the sources told PTI. Full Text