Mob Attack

Feb 08, 2013 (LBO) – A 15-strong mob who stormed into a branch of state-run Bank of Ceylon has left two injured, Sri Lanka’s foreign ministry said, calling for extra security for other entities connected to the island. A mob armed with knives, clubs, and iron rods had stormed the Bank of Ceylon branch at Poonamallee High Road in Chennai on February 07 overpowering two police officers and a security gurad.

The intruders had smashed windows and injured two staff members who had been hospitalized.

Sri Lanka’s high commission in New Delhi has been requested to seek additional security from the government of India for offices of SriLankan Airlines, Maha Bodhi Society and other Sri Lankans living in India, the foreign ministry said. .