NewsGold Coast households in Australia have begun receiving hoax letters informing them they have been selected to host Sri Lankan families throughout the 2018 Commonwealth Games. 'You will be pleased, I am sure, to know we have assigned a typical family group from Sri-Lanka to be guests in your home for a few months before and after the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games,' it states. The letter goes on to explain at least two milking goats will be required per host home, to 'ensure fresh milk can be made available'. Families were also reassured they would be given Sri Lankan recipes and some staple food items to avoid causing them 'inconvenience'. Commonwealth Games Australia chairman, Peter Beattie, revealed the letter was nothing but 'forgery'.
Source: Sunday Times February 20, 2018 04:41 UTC