Noted Indian Tamil television and film actress Radikaa Sarathkumar had a narrow escape from a terrorist attack after she left one of the three hotels in the Sri Lankan capital just before it was bombed on Sunday, the Eastern weekend.
Radikaa was shooting for a film for a while and was staying there after the shoot wrapped.
Radikaa tweeted that she was staying at the Cinnamon Grand, located near the official residence of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister.
"OMG bomb blasts in SL, God be with all. I just left Cinnamon Grand hotel and it has been bombed. Can't believe this. Shocking," she tweeted.
OMG bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, god be with all. I just left Colombo Cinnamongrand hotel and it has been bombed, can’t believe this shocking.— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) April 21, 2019
In one of the worst attacks in decades, 290 people, including six Indians were killed and around 500 others sustained serious injuries. The blasts - one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history - targeted St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and Zion Church in the eastern town of Batticaloa around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday mass were in progress.
Raadhika has acted in over three hundred films in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada. She has also produced a film titled Meendum Oru Kaadhal Kathai, which won the Indira Gandhi Awards for Best Debut film or director