Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Event: Reports indicate Electricity Board employees plan to hold a demonstration in front of the Electricity Board Head Office in the Fort Area around 10 AM today (February 27). Approximately 1000 people are expected to participate in the demonstration.
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 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
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
For Sri Lanka:
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