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

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Events: Inter-University Student Federation (IUSF) is organizing a demonstration and march today (February 24) beginning at 12:30 PM in front of the Fort Railway Station and proceeding to either the University Grants Commission or the Presidential Secretariat at Galle Face.  500-800 students are expected to participate.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstration and march.
  • 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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