Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 22 May 2019

Sri Lankan flag colours projected onto UAE landmarks

The colours were shown on six buildings in solidarity with the country

Abu Dhabi landmarks were lit up in the colours of the Sri Lankan flag on Wednesday night in a show of solidarity following bombing attacks that left hundreds dead.

The headquarters of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Marina Mall, Capital Tower and Sheikh Zayed Bridge were bathed in maroon, orange, green and gold.

The death toll from the attacks now stands at 359, with a further 500 wounded in the eight coordinated bombings in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa.

Several UAE residents were among the dead, including Razeena Kukkady, 58, a mother of two who lived in Dubai, was killed at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo.

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.

And Lorraine Campbell, from Manchester, an employee of the Al Futtaim Group who was in Sri Lanka on business, died in the bombing of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo. Ms Campbell’s colleague, Juno Srivastava, is still missing.

Updated: April 25, 2019 09:55 AM

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