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

December 5, 2023

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Event:  An organization has announced plans to protest at Parliament Junction (near Water’s Edge Market) TODAY (December 5) from 1:00 PM.  Approximately 1000 participants are expected.

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.

For Assistance: ​

U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka

+94-(0)11-202-8500 Phone

ColomboACS@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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