The Chief Minister urged the police to monitor the coastal areas of the State. It was the duty of the police personnel to ensure that undesirable elements, in the name of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, did not enter the State.
Expressing satisfaction over law and order, the Chief Minister directed the police to prevent entry of sleeping cells of terrorist organisations and hawala transactions.He reminded the police that it was one of their foremost duties to make sure that no custodial death and illegal detention took place. Expressing concern over the increasing rate of road accidents, he wanted police personnel to analyse the causes of accidents and work for road safety.
In view of the delay in giving compensation to victims of road accidents that involved buses of the State-run Transport Corporations and the high cost, the government decided to insure all buses belonging to the Corporations. This would enable quicker disbursal of compensation.
Noting the increase in the number of farmers covered under an insurance scheme in the last three years, the Chief Minister asked the Collectors to take steps to bring more farmers under the scheme. The number of farmers insured went up from one lakh in 2006-2007 to 9.88 lakh in 2008-2009.