Lankapage Logo CP 17 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Wasp attack at Sigiriya heritage site injures 17 tourists
Sun, Jul 17, 2016, 06:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 17, Colombo: Visitors to the world famous Sigiriya rock fortress in Central Sri Lanka came under another wasp attack this morning, the police said.

At least 17 people including 12 foreign tourists were injured when they were attacked by wasps at the Sigiriya world heritage site on Sunday, according to local media reports.

The injured have been admitted to Sigiriya and Dambulla Hospitals and are currently receiving treatment.

The rock and the surrounding areas are home to wasp colonies and the visitors to the rock are instructed not to be noisy to keep the wasps undisturbed.

Authorities are reluctant to use chemical means to exterminate the wasp colonies for the fear of damaging the ancient frescoes.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Attorney General files charges against senior DIGs in Thajudeen case and Jaffna school girl case
-- [4 hours ago]
Education Minister instructs school authorities not to harass students and parents in the pretext of security
-- [4 hours ago]
41 bank accounts with Rs. 134 million belonged to Easter attack suspects frozen
-- [5 hours ago]
Singapore court dismisses $ 5mn Avant Garde Maritime Services arbitration claim against Rakna Arakshaka Lanka
-- [5 hours ago]
Emergency extended for another month in Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
Suspect arrested for placing bombs near a school in Baduraliya
-- [6 hours ago]
President Instructs to strengthen programs launched for environmental conservation
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Prime Minister assures security, requests countries to remove travel restrictions
-- [7 hours ago]
Public policy think tank in Sri Lanka says President and government must justify the pardoning of controversial Buddhist monk
-- [8 hours ago]
MP Kavinda resigns from PSC looking into Easter Sunday attacks, Minister Rajitha and JVP MP Nalinda appointed instead

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.