Sri Lanka evicts thousands of wasps ahead of Modi visit


  • Sri Lanka Premium
  • Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Sri Lanka for the second time in just over two years. - AFP/file

Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka has taken the unusual step of clearing thousands of wasps from a tea plantation to ensure Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not stung during his upcoming visit.

Police in Hatton, 125 kilometres (78 miles) east of Colombo, hired a private company to remove the wasps from its picturesque tea fields which Modi will tour with his entourage on Friday.

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