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Sri Lanka- Shangri-La Colombo decides to close until further notice




(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) Shangri-La Colombo has decided to close until further notice following the bombing at the hotel yesterday.

In a statement today the Shangri-La International Hotel Management said that among thise killed in the blast yesterday were three colleagues.

"We will continue to work closely with local authorities and emergency services to provide our fullest assistance and support to all affected parties. Our hotel remains secured by the military and the police," the hotel said.

Shangri-La International Hotel Management said that they have decided that the Colombo hotel will be closed until further notice.

"Our immediate priority continues to be the safety and well-being of all affected. We have also proactively carried out the following measures since the attacks in Colombo. We will continue to provide alternative accommodation for our affected guests. Our team has been assisting with guest requests for transportation and flight arrangements," the hotel said.

The hotel also said that the staff have been 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.

"We are working closely with relevant embassy officials to support their respective citizens. Our hotel team remains ready to offer any other assistance to our guests and their families and to provide the necessary support to our colleagues and their next of kin during this very difficult time. As this is an active investigation and out of respect to our guests and staff's privacy, we are unable to provide further details at this stage," the hotel added.

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Sri Lanka- Shangri-La Colombo decides to close until further notice

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