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

Date: Monday, February 28, 2022

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Events: A group of demonstrators are forming in front of the Russian Embassy now (8:30 AM) on Gregory’s Road.  Reports suggest 200 participants are expected. The U.S. Embassy in Colombo anticipates impromptu gatherings to occur near the Russian Embassy in the coming days as well.

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

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstration.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

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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