Monday, October 17, 2016

Security stepped up at airport ahead of Sirisena’s visit

Security has been enhanced at the Tiruchi international airport in view of Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena’s imending transit halt at the airport on Monday.

Mr. Sirisena will arrive in Tiruchi around 1.45 p.m. by an Air India chartered flight from Goa where he had come to attend the BRICS- BIMSTEC outreach summit.

Mr. Sirisena will be accompanied by a 25-member high-level delegation from Goa on board the special flight.

Upon arrival, the visiting President would be given a red carpet welcome as per protocol and he would be received by Collector K.S. Palanisamy and other top officials.

Police sources said Mr. Sirisena will be taken in a bullet-proof car to the terminal building where he would be staying for nearly two hours in the VIP lounge.
17/10/16 R.Rajaram/The Hindu