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The Coolest Boutique Hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka

A hotel sets the mood for your getaway. You want comfort, a fabulous location, and personally, that little je ne sais quoi that turns a good experience into a great one, and a brilliant price always helps! While there are dozens of nice hotels in Sri Lanka, upgrade your next holiday in Colombo choosing one of these boutique hotels. Some of these boutique hotels in Colombo are set in former colonial buildings, others bring boutique comfort on budget pricing, and all have personalities and ameniti...
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How to pack like a pro

You’ve booked your trip and the count-down is on. It’s never too early think about what you’ll be packing and what luggage works best. Whether you are headed to some undiscovered Shangri-La in mist topped mountains, a luxury all-inclusive destination, or taking to the skies on a high octane business trip to must see world […] The post How to pack like a pro appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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First Abu Dhabi Bank to auction Al Jaber's #Dubai Shangri-La hotel: sources - Reuters

First Abu Dhabi Bank to auction Al Jaber's Dubai Shangri-La hotel: sources - Reuters:First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) (FAB.AD) has started an auction process for a Dubai hotel operated by Shangri-La and owned by indebted construction group Al Jaber with a starting price of 700 million dirhams ($190.59 million), two sources said.Al Jaber, best known as a contractor but with interests across a range of sectors, has struggled since a construction downturn in the United Arab Emirates after the global fina...
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Why You Should Travel to Parma, Italy

Of all the cities in Italy, why should you travel to Parma? I have been traveling in Emilia-Romagna, a beautiful and delicious region in northern Italy, since 2011. Bologna has always been my favorite city in the region (indeed, it’s my favorite city in Italy), but I’ve always considered Parma my second-favorite. I first traveled to Parma for a day trip in 2013. I had gone for a parmigiano factory experience and spent the rest of the day enjoying the city. As I walked through Parma’s buzzing s...
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Sydney woman said 'no, no, no' as she was raped by Chinese actor Yunxiang Gao, jury told

The film and TV star and the producer Jing Wang have pleaded not guilty to rape and indecent assault chargesA Sydney woman repeatedly said “no” as she was raped in a luxury hotel room by a popular Chinese actor and a producer from his show, a jury has been told.The film and TV star Yunxiang Gao and the Chinese producer Jing Wang, both 37, have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of rape and indecent assault following an incident at Sydney’s Shangri-La hotel in March 2018. Continue reading...
Tags: China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Sydney, Crime - Australia, Shangri La, Jing Wang, Yunxiang Gao

How I Podcast: Broken Record’s Justin Richmond

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hardware and software solutions open to potential podcasters, so setups run the gamut from NPR studios to USB Skype rigs. We’ve asked some of our favorite podcast hosts and producers to highlight their workflows — the equipment and software they use to get the job done. The list so far includes: Crimi...
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This Week In Trailers: The Good, The Bad, The Hungry, Animals, Mike Wallace Is Here, Sea of Shadows, Shangri-La

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we get a hankering for some encased meats, watch a journalist at the top of their craft, find the love of our life for the time bei...
Tags: Movies, Animals, This Week In Trailers, Movie Trailers, Movie Marketing, Shangri-la, Richard Ladkani, Avi Belkin, Sophie Hyde, Mike Wallace is Here, Sea of Shadows, Nicole Lucas Haimes, The Good The Bad The Hungry

Launch of Shangri-La’s e-Services under WeChat Ecosystem to Enhance Guest’s Digital Experience

Shangri-La Group will kick off the launch of WeChat Mini Programme and WeChat online pay services on 1 June 2019. This service will eventually cover all its over 100 hotels globally including Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders properties. This makes Shangri-La the first hotel company to offer a range of e-services under the WeChat eco-system including online pay and offline deposit for guests with WeChat accounts. By personalising their experience through WeChat functionalities, Sha...
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Sri Lanka attack mastermind used chatrooms to sway suicide bombers

While Sri Lanka Easter suicide attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim used social media to publicly call for the death of non-Muslims, he worked for months in private chatrooms to persuade six young men to sacrifice themselves, Muslim community leaders say. Christians and foreign tourists were badly hit in the attacks on three churches and three hotels that killed 257 people, but Sri Lanka's Muslim community has also been badly scarred and has been looking into the backgrounds of Hashim and his jihad...
Tags: News, Muslim, Muslims, Sri Lanka, Shangri La, Hashim, Sri Lanka Easter, Zahran Hashim, Ilham Ibrahim, Inshaf Ibrahim

Sri Lanka names Easter suicide bombers

Sri Lanka's police Wednesday named nine people who staged Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253 people, and said the attackers' assets will be confiscated in line with anti-terror laws. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera confirmed that two of the luxury hotels were bombed by two brothers from a wealthy Colombo family involved in spice exports. The group of Islamists had used one bomber at each of the locations hit on Easter Sunday, except at Shangri-La hotel where there were two suicid...
Tags: News, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Shangri La, Ruwan Gunasekera

Sri Lankan military in gun battle with Easter bombing suspects as huge cache of explosives found

Sri Lankan soldiers on Friday night fought a gun battle with suspected militants and found a large cache of bomb materials as they hunted survivors of Easter Sunday's terrorist bombing ring. Soldiers exchanged gunfire raiding a building in Sennal Kiramam, Sainthamaruthu, in eastern Sri Lanka, with residents hearing several explosions. Earlier, detectives had found nearby a cache of explosives, drones and an Islamic State group banner and robes used in a propaganda video recorded before the b...
Tags: UK, Isis, News, Islamic State, Iraq, India, Catholic, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maithripala Sirisena, St Anthony, Sirisena, Shangri La, Shangri La Hotel, Levant ISIL

Sri Lanka Catholics cancel all Sunday Masses after bombing

By EMILY SCHMALL and JON GAMBRELL COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Catholic churches in Sri Lanka canceled all Sunday Masses until further notice over concerns that they remain a top target of Islamic State-linked extremists, even as authorities said Friday a suspected local leader blew himself up in the Easter suicide bombings. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith told journalists that church officials had seen a leaked security document describing Catholic churches and other denominations as a major target for attack...
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Sri Lanka attack leader 'died in hotel bombing', authorities say

The suspected ringleader of the terrorist group accused of carrying out the Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the Shangri La hotel, the Sri Lankan authorities claimed on Friday.  Mohamed Zahran, the leader of the local jihadi group National Thawheed Jamath, known for his incendiary speeches on social media, was one of the suicide bombers who carried out the attacks on three hotels and three churches, the police said on an official Twitter account.  The police also revealed that they ha...
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CCTV footage of suspected Sri Lanka bombers released – video

CCTV video shows two suspected attackers in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings carrying backpacks into the Shangri-La hotel in the capital, Colombo, before the blast.The bombings, which killed 359 people and injured 500, shattered the relative calm that has existed in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka over the past decade and raised fears of a return to sectarian violence.Muslims in hiding in Sri Lanka as tensions rise after bombings Continue reading...
Tags: Islamic State, South and Central Asia, Cctv, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Buddhist, Shangri La, Sri Lanka attacks

Sri Lanka bomber Jameel Mohamed 'under police surveillance' while he plotted attack

The Easter Sunday bomber who lived and studied in the UK was under police surveillance in Sri Lanka in the years leading up to the suicide attacks that killed more than 350 people, according to his friends. Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, who is married with children, is believed to have been the bomber behind the seventh and final attack on a guesthouse in the capital of Colombo on Sunday. It came as the UK updated its travel advice to warn against all but essential travel to the South Asian coun...
Tags: UK, News, Islamic State, Iraq, India, Syria, Muslim, Jeremy Hunt, Sri Lanka, Uae, Hindu, Bangalore, Foreign Office, The Telegraph, Indian Ocean, Tamil Nadu

Sri Lankan Muslims To Fast In Solidarity With Fellow Christians

On Sunday morning Sri Lankan Christians went to their local churches for Easter services, as they have done for centuries. Easter is a special occasion for Christian families in ethnically diverse Sri Lanka. A time for families to gather to worship in their churches, and then to enjoy their festivities. Many went to their local church on Sunday morning to be followed by a traditional family breakfast at home or a local restaurant. It would have been like any other Easter Sunday for prominent mot...
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First picture of 'mastermind' behind Sri Lanka suicide bomb attacks as identity of UK student is revealed

This is the first image of Inshaf Ahamed Ibrahim, the Sri Lankan suicide bomber and alleged mastermind of the atrocity which killed 359 people. Ibrahim, 33, blew himself up at the Shangri-La Hotel at just before 9am local time in a third-floor restaurant. The hotel was full of tourists including British victims Anita Nicholson, 42, and her two children Alex, 14, and 11-year-old daughter Annabel. Ibrahim’s younger brother Ilham also killed himself when he detonated a suicide bomb at the Cinnamon ...
Tags: UK, England, News, Australia, Islamic State, Iraq, India, Syria, Britain, Telegraph, Alex, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Ibrahim, Mohamed, Shangri La

Sri Lanka suicide bomber 'studied in the UK', defence minister announces as death toll rises to 359

One of the bombers in the Sri Lankan Easter Sunday attacks studied in the UK and Australia, the country’s deputy defence minister revealed on Wednesday. “We believe one of the suicide bombers studied in the UK and then later on did his postgraduate in Australia, before coming back to settle in Sri Lanka,” said Ruwan Wijewardene, without naming the suspect. He said one of the bombers was a woman. He told a press conference in the capital, Colombo, that most of the suicide bombers were “well-educa...
Tags: UK, News, Australia, Islamic State, Iraq, India, US, Syria, Cnn, Sri Lanka, Security Council, Colombo, Ibrahim, Shangri La, First Post, Sarath Fonseka

Sri Lanka attack victims: IT director from Manchester killed in hotel bomb blast

An IT director from Manchester has been named among the 310 people killed in the Sri Lanka attacks. Lorraine Campbell, 55, was staying at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo when it was targeted by suicide bombers during a series of co-ordinated attacks on Easter Sunday.  Ms Campbell was in Sri Lanka on a business trip and was living in Dubai at the time of her death. She is the eighth British victim to have been named following the atrocities. Neil Evans and Lorraine Campbell share a toast on a...
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How Sri Lankan jihadists' connections to Syria may hold key to understanding terror attack

The path from Sri Lanka to Syria is not a well-trodden one. It is thought that only several dozen Sri Lankan Muslims travelled to the Middle East to join Islamic State. The number is far lower than most other surrounding South Asian countries, which have had a large number of their nationals make the journey. The Sri Lankan government warned in 2016 that 32 Muslims from four “well-educated and elite” families had already gone to Syria. According to Jihad Watch, scores of them returned to Sri Lan...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Isil, Iraq, India, Syria, Chicago, Middle East, University Of Chicago, Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, Afp, Colombo, Buddhist, Shangri La, South Asian

Isil claims Sri Lanka attack as prime minister says there are militants with explosives on the run

Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned there are more explosives and militants "out there" after the Easter suicide bombings that killed 321 people. Ranil Wickremesinghe made the comment Tuesday at a news conference, and said some officials will likely lose their jobs over intelligence lapses surrounding the attack. His warning came as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terror attack on its official Amaq news agency. The group posted an image of seven masked attackers and the unmask...
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Sri Lanka's prime minister says there are militants with explosives on the run as CCTV shows suspected suicide bombers

Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned there are more explosives and militants "out there" after the Easter suicide bombings that killed 321 people. Ranil Wickremesinghe made the comment Tuesday at a news conference, and said some officials will likely lose their jobs over intelligence lapses surrounding the attack. His warning came as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terror attack on its official Amaq news agency, saying that according to “security sources” fighters with Isil car...
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka attack as CCTV shows suspected suicide bombers

Islamic State on Tuesday claiming responsibility on its official Amaq news agency, saying that according to “security sources” fighters with Isil carried out the suicide bombings which killed 321. The group did not immediately offer any evidence for its claims.   It came as Sri Lanka's defence minister declared the attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to be responsible. Ruwan Wijewardene’s comments were...
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Sri Lanka attacks: Brit dad forced to choose which child to save only for both to die

Dad Matthew Linsey, from London, was forced to choose whether to save his daughter Amelie, 15, or her older brother Daniel, 19, in the chaos of a twin suicide blast at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka [Author: Chris kitching]
Tags: London, World news, Sri Lanka, Daniel, Colombo Sri Lanka, Shangri La, Amélie, Chris kitching, Matthew Linsey

Sri Lanka attacks: Brit siblings escaped first bomb but are killed by second blast

British brother and sister killed in hotel blast both died at the Shangri-La hotel, according to reports [Author: Dave Burke]
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Sri Lanka bombings: 'international network' linked to attack as local Islamist group blamed

Apreviously obscure Islamist extremist group known only for vandalising Buddhist statues has emerged as the prime suspect behind suicide bomb attacks that killed close to 300 in Sri Lanka. All seven bombers were Sri Lankan but the the scale and coordination of the attacks has led investigators to decide the homegrown group acted with the help of a more sophisticated international terrorist network, such as Islamic State. Sri Lankan officials admitted they had been tipped off earlier this month t...
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Easter attacks are just the latest chapter in Sri Lanka's history of violence

When the luxury Shangri-La hotel opened in Colombo in late 2017, it pointed to the relative calm that had emerged in the aftermath of Sri Lanka's decadeslong civil war.
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Sri Lanka bombings: Intelligence blunder ahead of terror attack that killed more than 200

Almost 300 killed - everything we know so far Victims: mother and son among five Britons killed in explosions Intelligence on threat not passed on to Sri Lankan government Reconstruction: How attacker waited at buffet before detonating  World leaders and cricket stars have reacted with horror Key intelligence on a possible terrorist attack was not passed onto the Sri Lankan government weeks before at least 290 people were killed in a wave of Easter Sunday suicide bombings on churches and five-st...
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Sri Lanka attack victims: British mother and son killed while Labour MP's relative also among dead

A British mother and son were killed while eating breakfast at a five-star Sri Lankan hotel as a string of suicide bombs ripped through the country on Easter Sunday, killing almost 300 people. Alex Nicholson, 11, his mother, Anita, 42, were killed while dining at the second-floor restaurant in the Shangri La hotel in the country’s capital, Colombo, on Sunday as it was gutted in one of several explosions which hit the country. The schoolboy’s father, Ben, survived, while The Telegraph was unable ...
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Sir Lanka bombings: eyewitness tells of tw lucky escape

Bhanuka Harischandra saw aftermath of Shangri-La attack only to flee into the secondBhanuka Harischandra was running a little late for his meeting.As a car carrying him pulled into the back entrance of the luxury Shangri-La Hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo, he realised something was wrong. Continue reading...
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