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

Date: June 3, 2022

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Events: Several student groups and civil society organizations have announced plans to protest on Saturday (June 4, 2022) in Colombo, starting at 10:00 AM near Fort Railway Station and moving towards the President’s House and the Presidential Secretariat.  Approximately 1500 participants are expected to march.  The protest is likely to cause congested roads in Colombo 01 and 02

Even peaceful demonstrations can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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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