Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Event: Reports indicate the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) plans to hold demonstrations in front of the Fort Railway Station and/or Victoria Park from 2 PM today (Tuesday, March 7, 2023). Approximately 2,000 people are expected to participate.
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:
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
If you would like to unsubscribe from these messages, follow the link below. Select “unsubscribe” and enter your email address: https://step.state.gov/STEP/Pages/Common/Subscribe.aspx