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

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka


  • A large demonstration is expected to take place at noon today, April 24, 2022, starting at Fort Railway Station.  The group is expected to march, although their exact routing has not been determined.  Additional road closures may be imposed near the Fort Railway Station, Presidential Secretariat, Galle Face Green, and/or Temple Trees.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the area.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

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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