One of the perpetrators behind Sunday's bloody attacks in Sri Lanka stood patiently in line at the breakfast buffet at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in the capital, Colombo, before he brought the suicide bomb to the blasting, which was attached on the back of him.
It informs a open during out stay.
the Man stood with a plate in his hand and was about to be served his breakfast, when he triggered his bomb in the bustling restaurant.
There was total chaos, says hotelmanageren, who does not want his name forward.
- the Clock was 8.30, and there was fully. It was families. He came forward to the front of the queue and brought the bomb to the blasting.
the Hotel was well occupied in the easter, which are among the busiest.
the suicide bomber had checked into the hotel Saturday evening under the name of Mohamed Azzam Mohamed.
The address, he gave up, eventually proved to be false, informs the other employees of the hotel. They add, that the man was srilankaner. He told them that he was in Colombo on a business trip.
the Hotel Cinnamon Grand in Colombo before Sunday's explosion. PR photo
the Offender was himself also killed in the explosion. The police found some parts of him, and took them with him, informs the unnamed open during out stay.
About the same time were two other hotels in Colombo - hotel Shangri-La and Kingsbury - exposed to bomb attacks.
The 24-year-old Bhanuka Harischandra was on the way to a business meeting in the luxurious Shangri-La, when he realized that there was something wrong at the hotel.
Some told him that he should not go into, that it was not safe. And at the main entrance to the hotel, he could see that it was full of emergency personnel, who were in the process of evacuating people.
Everywhere there was blood and ambulances.
It was panic. And in a while I could not quite comprehend it, says the young founder of an it marketing company in the phone to the news agency AP.
He decided instead to take to the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, where he estimated that there would be more secure.
But right after that, he had come within in the building, there came a crash - triggered by the man who stood in a queue at the breakfast buffet.
Soot and ash poured down over the Harischandras white t-shirt. And now he was even one of them, who were evacuated from the site.
In the course of the day exploded six bombs. Three of them struck the churches, which were full of christians, there was to påskegudstjeneste.
the Explosion in the catholic church of St. Anthony's was so powerful that it blew a large part of the roof of the. Roof tiles, broken wood and smashed glass lay all over the floor, where there was dead people everywhere.
the Authorities have not yet said anything about who they believe is behind the attacks.
at Least 207 people were killed and of them was at least 35 foreigners.
on Sunday evening local time tells Bhanuka Harischandra over the phone, that there is "plenty of tension" in the air, but he hopes that the worst is over. It is several hours ago, that the last two bombs are exploded.