Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Events: Jathika Jana Balawagaya (JJB) has announced plans to hold a demonstration near Fort Rail Station and the Presidential Secretariat today (March 18) at 2:00 PM. 1,500-2,000 participants are expected to attend. Increased numbers of pedestrians are expected to walk along Galle Road.
U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of rallies or demonstrations.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
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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