Date: April 7, 2022
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Events: There are several large demonstrations taking place in Colombo today (April 7):
- 1,000 student demonstrators gathering in Dehiwala who plan to march to Temple Trees by 3 PM,
- a static demonstration at Temple Trees around 5 PM, and
- a possible march from Kollupitiya Rail Station via Galle Road towards the Presidential Secretariat at 4 PM.
Additional demonstrations are gathering around the city: currently they appear small, but protests can grow in size rapidly.
U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid areas of large gatherings
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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