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Sunday, 06 May 2012 - 13:18
Sigiriya re-opened.
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The Sigiriya rock fortress which was temporarily shut down has been re-opened by officials this morning up until the rock's Gap Wind.

Around 50 local as well as foreign tourists who had visited Sigiriya sustained injuries last evening due to a wasp attack.

The victims were admitted to the Sigiriya & Dambulla hospitals respectively.

The public have been severely inconvenienced due to several wasp attacks in the Sigiriya area.

However a senior curator for Sigiriya speaking to our news team stated that no proper attention was given to this issue by its officials.

He also stated that Sigiriya was facing a serious lack of tour guides as well.

He added that officials had introduced safety jackets as a precautionary measure to wasp attacks but this too had been implemented for a short while and had gone defunct.

In addition safety cages insulated with protective nets were also introduced as a safety measure but at present only one safety cage exists, making it insufficient to meet the demands of the increasing number of visitors.

We spoke to Sigiriya Project Manager Vajira Ferdinando regarding the current situation there.

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