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

There is a demonstration scheduled for tomorrow, November 16, 2021.

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Event: The Samagi Jana Balawegaya political party is organizing an assembly and possible march on November 16 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at either Hyde Park or Victoria Park.  5000-6000 people are expected to attend.

U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the area.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the 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

+94 11 249-8500 Phone

+94 077-725-6307 Phone (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Sri Lanka Country Information

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