Saudi Airlines mourns TWO of its employees in Sri Lanka bombings

Saudi Airlines mourns TWO of its employees in Sri Lanka bombings

Saudi Airlines officially mourns two of its employees on Tuesday after being killed in the blasts Sri Lanka witnessed last Sunday.

An official statement issued by the Saudi Airlines mentions that further to the statement of the official spokesman of Saudi Airlines on Sunday, on the bombings in Sri Lanka, which included the inability to contact two of our navigators and with continued efforts in cooperation with the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Sri Lanka to reach them, it was confirmed that two of our employees died among the victims of the unfortunate bombings.

Ajel sources have provided the message issued by Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corp., in which he confirms that two of the company’s employees were killed in the “Sri Lanka bombings”.

Al-Jasser said in the message he addressed to the employees of the company: “Dear colleagues in every place, peace and mercy of Allah be upon you… With deep sorrow and sadness, and with a firm belief in Allah’s fate; I, on behalf of the corporation, mourns our dear colleagues, cabin manager Ahmad Jafari and cabin crew Hani Othman, who have passed away following the unfortunate bombings in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo on Sunday April21, 2019.”

“Jafari spent 25 years in the service of “Saudi Airlines Corp.” and its guests, during which he was an example of devotion, sincerity, diligence, and commitment that he gained the trust of his managers as well as the appreciation of his colleagues. As for, Hani Othman, who joined Saudi Arabia two years ago, he was an example of the qualified, sincere, and devoted young employee.” Al-Jasser added.

In the same context, the Saudi Embassy in Sri Lanka issued an official statement mourning the death of Saudi Airlines employees following the terrorist bombings, and wishing them mercy and their family to be inspired patience.

Sri Lanka was hit by a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on different churches and hotels. According to the latest statistics, nearly to 321 people were killed and about 500 people were injured in the suicide attacks.

Sri Lanka authorities had arrested and questioned 40 people in connection with the bombings, police spokesman, Ruan Gonasekera said in a statement on Tuesday.