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

Date: April 1, 2022

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Events: There have been calls for a large number of participants to gather for demonstrations in various cities throughout the island on Sunday, April 3, due to the current economic situation.  Within the city limits of Colombo, Independence Memorial Hall has been designated as one of the venues for the demonstration.  Other venues have not yet been publicly identified.

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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