RAMANATHAPURAM: The Coastal Security Group (CSG) police here have intensified patrolling in the sea ahead of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s New Delhi visit to participate in the oath taking ceremony of the Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on Monday.
The Sri Lankan president was invited to the oath taking ceremony of Narendra Modi amid widespread protests in the State. Invitations were extended to the heads of several countries after the BJP won the recently-held Lok Sabha elections. The BJP had secured a majority on its own in the polls and May 26 was decided as the date on which its prime minsiterial candidate would be sworn-in. Despite widespread opposition in Tamil Nadu, the authorities had stuck to their stand on the invite. Following this, the CSG police team had intensified their patrolling in Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar.
The teams have been conducting surprise checks in villages to monitor the movement of strangers. Villagers of coastal hamlets have been roped in for security arrangements.