Sri Lanka assaults: Who’re the victims?



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A spate of assaults has claimed lots of of victims throughout Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is in shock after a wave of bombings concentrating on church buildings and motels left 290 individuals useless. Church buildings have been hit throughout Easter providers on Sunday within the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa.

Most of these killed are considered Sri Lankan nationals however officers say a minimum of 31 foreigners are among the many useless together with British, Indian, Danish, Saudi, Chinese language and Turkish nationals.

The federal government briefly restricted some social media networks to attempt to halt the unfold of misinformation, so particulars have been sluggish to emerge. However that is what we all know to this point about those that misplaced their lives.

Shantha Mayadunne, a Sri Lankan superstar chef, and her daughter Nisanga

One of many first victims to have been recognized final night time was Sri Lankan superstar chef Shantha Mayadunne.

Her daughter Nisanga Mayadunne had posted an image of the household having breakfast within the Shangri-La resort in Colombo shortly earlier than an explosion occurred there.

Certainly one of their members of the family later posted on Fb confirming that each Shantha and Nisanga had died, saying “no phrases can describe the ache”.

4 Sri Lankan servers on the Cinnamon Grand resort

4 Sri Lankan employees members on the Taprobane restaurant within the Cinnamon Grand resort have died within the assaults.

“It was a busy morning. It is Sunday morning throughout buffet breakfast so it is one among our busiest durations,” the Cinnamon Grand resort spokesman instructed the BBC.

“They have been servers on the restaurant. Certainly one of them was working on the stay meals stations making hoppers [a Sri Lankan pancake].”

They’ve been recognized solely as Shantha, Sanjeewani, Ibrahim and Nisthar.

Three employees members on the Shangri-La

The Shangri-La Resort in Colombo introduced in a Fb assertion that three of its employees have been “fatally injured in the midst of their duties”.

No additional particulars are recognized to this point.

ASOS billionaire’s kids

Three kids of Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen died within the assaults, a spokesman has confirmed to the BBC. The corporate was unable to disclose any extra particulars at the moment and requested for the household’s privateness to be revered.

Certainly one of his kids had 4 days in the past posted an image on Instagram that was geo-tagged Sri Lanka.

Mr Povlsen, 46, owns the Bestseller clothes chain and is the most important stakeholder within the vastly common on-line retailer ASOS.

Eight British nationals

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Anita Nicholson and her kids Alex and Annabel have been among the many victims

The deaths have been confirmed by the UK’s Excessive Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris.

Three members of the family have been among the many victims.

Ben Nicholson mentioned that his spouse Anita, his 14-year-old son Alex and 11-year-old daughter Annabel have been killed within the restaurant of the Shangri-La Resort.

“Mercifully, all three of them died immediately and with no ache or struggling,” Mr Nicholson mentioned in an announcement.

“I’m deeply distressed on the lack of my spouse and kids. Anita was a beautiful, excellent spouse and a superb, loving and inspirational mom to our two fantastic kids.

“The vacation we had simply loved was a testomony to Anita’s enjoyment of journey and offering a wealthy and vibrant life for our household, and particularly our youngsters.

“Alex and Annabel have been essentially the most wonderful, clever, proficient and considerate kids and Anita and I have been immensely pleased with them each and looking out ahead to seeing them turn into maturity.”

Mr Nicholson additionally requested the media to “respect our privateness and permit us to grieve collectively”.

Eight Indians, together with 4 from a political occasion

Eight Indian nationals, 5 of whom have been political occasion staff from Bangalore, died within the bombings.

The occasion staff have been recognized as Ok G Hanumantharayappa, M Rangappa, Ok M Laxminarayan and Lakshmana Gowda Ramesh. They have been mentioned to be members of the Janata Dal Get together (JDP).

The chief minister of the Indian state of Karnataka, H D Kumaraswami mentioned in a tweet that he had recognized a few of the occasion staff personally, including that he was “deeply shocked”.

The JDP staff had determined to take a vacation in Sri Lanka after polling for the Lok Sabha elections ended within the state on 18 April.

“They reached the resort round 08:00 or so and headed straight to the breakfast desk once they have been killed,” S. Shivakumar, Shivanna’s brother-in-law, instructed BBC Hindi’s Imran Qureshi.

Razeena Khader Kukkady was killed in the identical blast.

The 58-year-old, who was initially from Kerala, lived in Dubai together with her husband however travelled to Colombo to fulfill her family.

He left for Dubai on Sunday morning and he or she was because of depart Colombo on a later flight on the identical day.

However she was killed shortly after testing of the Shangri-La resort.

“Her life was simply snubbed out in a couple of hours,” her brother-in-law Usman Kukkady instructed information outlet the New Indian Categorical.

The couple have a son and daughter who’re each residing within the US, mentioned the information outlet.

Turkish engineers Serhan Selcuk Narici and Yigit Ali Cavus

Two Turkish nationals have been killed, state information company Anadolu reported.

Engineer Serhan Selcuk Narici moved to Colombo in March 2017, based on his Fb profile.

His father, Baba Memhet Narici, instructed Anadolu that his son was an electrical engineer. He had final been performing some work on the US embassy constructing in Sri Lanka.

“He despatched me a WhatsApp message this morning at 5am saying ‘Good Morning'”, mentioned Mr Narici. “That was the final I heard from him.”

The opposite sufferer – Yigit Ali Cavus – was additionally an engineer.

“He was a superb baby. He graduated with honours from the Istanbul Technical College and spoke two languages,” mentioned his father.

It’s not but clear the place they have been when the assaults happened.

Two Australians from one household

Two Australians have been killed within the assaults, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed.

They have been members of the identical household who have been residing in Sri Lanka, he mentioned. There are not any additional particulars at this level.

Two different Australian nationals have been injured within the assaults, Mr Morrison additionally mentioned.

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Deeply unhappy to report it has been confirmed two Australians have been killed within the Sri Lankan Easter Sunday terrorist assault yesterday. The 2 Australians have been from the identical household and have been residing in Sri Lanka.

— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) April 22, 2019

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The grandson of a Bangladeshi politician

The grandson of Bangladeshi MP Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim has been killed within the assaults.

Mr Selim’s grandson – who’s himself a distinguished member of the Awami League political occasion – died in an explosion within the resort the place the household was staying, based on native media reviews. It’s not clear which resort this was.

Mr Selim’s private assistant instructed information outlet the Dhaka Tribune that the boy’s father was additionally injured within the blast.

Rui Lucas, Portuguese electrical engineer

Rui Lucas was on honeymoon together with his spouse, Portuguese media report. That they had been married simply over every week.

Mr Lucas, believed to be in his early 30s, died within the assault on the Kingsbury Resort, the place the newlyweds have been staying. His spouse survived the assault.

He has been described by one among his work colleagues as “an individual with an enormous coronary heart, an ideal pal”, Portugal’s publico.pt web site reviews.

Dieter Kowalski from the US state of Colorado

Forty-year-old Dieter Kowalski, a Denver resident, was in Sri Lanka on a piece journey. On Friday, he had posted on Fb: “And the enjoyable begins. Love these work journeys. 24 hours of flying. See you quickly Sri Lanka!”

Mr Kowalski labored for Pearson, an schooling administration firm, as a senior technical operations lead. The corporate confirmed to NBC Information on Monday that Mr Kowalski had been killed shortly after he arrived on the Cinnamon Grand resort.

“Colleagues who knew Dieter properly speak about how a lot enjoyable he was to be round, how big-hearted and full-spirited he was,” Pearson chief government John Fallon wrote in a letter to workers.

Mr Kowalski’s brother, Derrick, additionally shared on Fb: “We’ve all misplaced a brother in the present day.”

A Washington DC elementary college pupil

Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, a fifth grade pupil on the prestigious Sidwell Buddies college in Washington, was one among 4 People killed.

Kieran had been on depart for the yr in Sri Lanka, the Washington Put up reported.

“Kieran was enthusiastic about studying, he adored his pals, and he was extremely enthusiastic about returning to Sidwell Buddies this coming college yr,” the varsity mentioned in a letter to households.

In the meantime, a state division official was quoted by US media as saying that a minimum of 4 American nationals have been killed within the assaults.

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