Date: May 19, 2022
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
- There will be a demonstration at 2:00 p.m. today, May 19 starting at Sri Jayawardenapura University (Gangodawila) and ending at Parliament Junction. Approximately 2000 participants are expected.
- There will be a demonstration at 12:00 p.m. today, May 19 at Fort Railway Station. Approximately 600 participants are expected.
- There will be a demonstration today, May 19, at the University of Visual and Performing Arts in Colombo 7. Approximately 500 participants are expected.
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.
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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