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

There is a demonstration and march planned for today (Wednesday, March 23) at 2:00 PM.

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka


  • Jathika Jana Balawagaya (formerly FVP) is planning a demonstration tomorrow (March 23) at Delkanda Junction at 2:00 PM, then the demonstrators plan to march to Nugegoda Junction.  2,500-3,000 participants are expected.  (see attached map)

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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