Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 July 2019

Dubai resident missing after Sri Lanka attacks confirmed dead

Juno Srivastava was on business trip when bombers struck

Juno Srivastava was among more than 350 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks, the Indian Consulate in Dubai confirmed.
Juno Srivastava was among more than 350 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks, the Indian Consulate in Dubai confirmed.

A Dubai resident who was caught up in the Sri Lanka bombings died in the attack, it has been confirmed.

Juno Srivastava, an Indian national, was having breakfast in the Cinnamon Hotel in Colombo, one of the locations targeted by suicide bombers in Easter Sunday’s coordinated strikes.

The 42-year-old worked in IT for the Al-Futtaim group and was in Sri Lanka on a business trip. His colleague and friend, Lorraine Campbell, 55, was also killed as she ate breakfast with Mr Srivastava.

“Our High Commission in Colombo has confirmed the death of Juno Srivastava in the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka,” a spokesman for the Indian Consulate in Dubai said.

“Our High Commission is in touch with the family and is assisting in repatriation of mortal remains to India. We convey our condolences to the family on this tragedy.”

Ms Campbell’s family confirmed on Wednesday that the UK national was among more than 300 victims. Mr Srivastava had previously been listed as missing.

Mr Srivastava also taught at the Dubai campus of the UK's Middlesex University. He moved to Dubai from Cairo in 2011.

Razeena Kukkady, 58, a mother-of-two who lived in Dubai, was killed at the Shangri-La Hotel, another of the luxury hotels that were bombed.

Lakshan Rodrigo, who spent 13 years in the UAE before moving back to his native Sri Lanka to take a job at the Shangri-La in 2016, died while on duty at the hotel.

Updated: April 25, 2019 05:48 PM

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