30 tourists fall prey to wasps at Sigiriya

15 May 2014 06:57 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


About thirty tourists including foreigners had to be hospitalized after being attacked by wasps when visiting Sigiriya this morning, police said.

The victims were admitted to the Dambulla and Sigiriya Hospitals.

Pix by Kanchana Ariyadasa

  Comments - 8

  • Meema Thursday, 15 May 2014 01:16 PM

    Must be the vigilante wasps. Tourists would have exposed tattoos on their bodies. via DM iPad app

    Just Another Citizen Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:20 PM

    This is crazy, whoever the idiot is who said that the wasps can't be eradicated should be stung by them.

    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 15 May 2014 07:54 AM

    give protection to tourist - if not hardly hanging stateEx. revenue may buckle

    Campos Thursday, 15 May 2014 09:09 AM

    Locals have tattoos as well! Why not get out the Mortein and be done with this menace?

    Ninja Thursday, 15 May 2014 10:11 AM

    I was attacked by wasps when I climbed Sigiriya some years ago with my cousin brother & his British born wife, one wasp had gone inside my ear, had to drive upto Dambulla hospital to take it out and for treatment, thereafter I was unconscious for some hours. I escaped death due to Gods mercy. When I went to Tourist board in Colombo to inform some short comings & lack of help, I was chased away by a high ranking offer, Yes very soon there would be a Travel warning for Tourists visiting Sigiriya. Then it would be too late...

    John stave Thursday, 15 May 2014 03:44 PM

    Think its time someone to take a decisive action to remady the situation regarding the wasp or sigirya may loose much needed finicial support in way of tourism via DM Android App

    ABC Friday, 16 May 2014 12:03 PM

    This is a world heritage site and we are giving a very negative impression to the world (tourists). via DM Android App

    suranga Friday, 24 October 2014 07:15 AM

    this is really bad impression about srilankan tourism , and wasp sting is more dangerous if they got severe allergies. that is better to provide safety dressing or covering kit to people when they climb the sigiriya. its urgent

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