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

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.

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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