ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday March 2, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 40
Kandy Times  

Bomb bees burnt to death

By L.B.Senaratne

A Menikhinna resident’s abode where bees and wasps were reportedly trained to detect landmines, had been set on fire and thousands of these insects burnt to death, police said. The resident, Deeman Ananda has lodged a complaint to this effect, Wattegama Police said.

An English newspaper reported last September that Deeman Ananda has been experimenting with bees and wasps to detect landmines. This experiment had been brought to the notice of the Army development division and according to Deeman Ananda he had been able to send a swarm of bees across the Asgiriya cricket grounds on a day when a Test Match was being played. The players and the public are said to have taken cover when the bees went over the playing field.

But, today Deeman Ananda is a sad man as he would find it difficult to train a new group of bees and wasps.

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