Rapper Juicy J shared a video of himself at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka from his visit to the beautiful paradise island in February 2019. However, as many as 321 (as of April 23rd) were not as fortunate to re-tell their memories of the hotel or the Easter Brunch last Sunday (April 21st).
Juicy J reminisced the beautiful hotel in Sri Lanka which was damaged quite devastatingly during the Easter Sunday suicide bombings by terrorists. He extended his condolences to the families of the affected and wished speedy recovery for the injured.
Feb 2019 I stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel, in Colombo (Sri lanka ) that was bombed this Easter it’s so sad & hurts me deeply. for the people who are suffering right now my prayers will never stop for you you are always on my mind , I can’t believe it 🙏🏿
Events of Easter Sunday Attack, Sri Lanka
On Sunday, April 21st from 8.45am to approximately 9.30am, 6 bombs were exploded by an unknown group which is now discovered to be linked to ISIS. The Islamic State terrorists have claimed responsibility for the multiple suicide bombings that took place in 3 hotels and 3 churches targetting the Catholic devotees at the Sunday Service and Easter Brunch.
The island nation was left in utter disbelief as news of multiple bombings soared through news, recovering from a 30-year-old war in 2009. The death toll stands at 321 as of today and the injured count soars over 600. Among the dead are 36 foreign nationals.
The suicide bombings took place in Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand, and The Kingsbury hotels in Colombo, and in St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, a church in Negombo and the third church in Batticaloa. The directly involved parties on the attack were identified to be an extremist Islamic group named National Thowheed Jamath (NJT) which was later found to be funded and supported by the ISIS.
ISIS also claimed that the Easter attacks on Sri Lanka were a retaliation against the Christchurch massacre of Muslim devotees at a mosque in New Zealand by a white extremist gunman. Although, the link between New Zealand attack and targetting of Sri Lanka is yet to be uncovered.
The world mourned the affected in the Sri Lankan bomb attacks after a decade of peace from the terrorism inflicted by LTTE-Tamil extemist group.
To follow more news on this devastating incident stay tuned to #EasterSundayAttacksLK on Twitter.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole nation of Sri Lanka at this moment!!!