Polhena ocean waters see hike in jellyfish; public cautioned

Polhena ocean waters see hike in jellyfish; public cautioned

Polhena ocean waters see hike in jellyfish; public cautioned

Written by Staff Writer

20 Jun, 2015 | 8:13 pm

The Police Life Saving Association of Sri Lanka has requested the general public to be cautious when stepping in to the ocean in Polhena, Matara as a result of a hike in the number of jellyfish in the waters.

Head of association in Matara, T.D. Ajantha Kumara, said that many people have been hospitalised after coming into contact with stings from the marine creatures.

Dr. Waruna Gunathilake, head of the Toxicology and National Poisons Information Centre based at the National Hospital in Colombo, confirmed that this species of jelly fish is poisonous.

Latest News

Are you interested in advertising on our website or video channel
Please contact us at [email protected]