Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

May 10, 2022

Location: Multiple locations throughout Sri Lanka


There continue to be protests across Sri Lanka. The island-wide curfew remains in effect. There are official and unofficial checkpoints at many intersections, and several roads continue to be blocked.

Emergency consular services for U.S. citizens continue to be available, but the Embassy is rescheduling routine consular services in light of the government curfew.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Actions To Take:

  • Limit your movements.
  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

For Assistance:

U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77-725-8500 Phone
+94 77-725-6307 Phone (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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