Sri Lanka’s Shangri-La hotel in Colombo closed

ECONOMYNEXT – Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. said its hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo will be closed till further notice following Easter Sunday’s suicide attacks.

“Our hotel remains secured by the military and the police. We have also decided that the hotel will be closed until further notice,” a statement said.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that we are aware of a number of casualties among our guests and colleagues. This includes three of our colleagues who were fatally injured in the course of their duties. We will continue to work closely with local authorities and emergency services to provide our fullest assistance and support to all affected parties.“

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo’s Table One Restaurant was one of several locations in Colombo targetted by the suicide bombers.

Shangri-La International Hotel Management said it will continue to provide alternative accommodation for affected guests.

“Our team has been assisting with guest requests for transportation and flight arrangements,” it said. “We also have staff stationed at the airport and at the hospitals to render assistance where needed.”

A dedicated Call Helpline (+603 2025 4619) has been set up for affected guests and/or their loved ones
(COLOMBO, April 22, 2019-SB)

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