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

Date: April 7, 2022

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Events: There are several large demonstrations taking place in Colombo today (April 7):

  1. 1,000 student demonstrators gathering in Dehiwala who plan to march to Temple Trees by 3 PM,
  2. a static demonstration at Temple Trees around 5 PM, and
  3. 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.

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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