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

Date: May 4, 2022

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Events: Ongoing Protest at Temple Trees in Colombo 3

  • The Fort Magistrate’s Court has issued an order for the removal of all the structures, vehicles and belonging of protesters near Temple Trees in Colombo 3.  Police are expected to enforce this order starting at approximately 4:30 p.m. May 4, 2022.

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

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.
  • 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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