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

January 4, 2024

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Event:  A union has announced plans to protest by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Head Office. The protest is TODAY, January 4, 2024, starting at 11:30 AM.  Approximately 2500-3000 participants are expected to attend.

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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